Upcoming Events & Classes at the Garden
• Featured ExhibitsApril 22, 2023
About the exhibit: While the public garden is the most visible aspect of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, we are a conservation and research organization at…
• Events, Natural History, Youth, & FamilyJune 10, 2023
The Backcountry 1 Year Anniversary Celebration | SOLD OUT
Plant with Purpose
• Conservation & Research
Restoring the Mission Canyon Watershed
Invasive species present the greatest threat to terrestrial biodiversity globally and your backyard may unknowingly be the biggest thoroughfare. How is this possible you ask?…
• Conservation & Research, Gardening with Native Plants
Can an Early-blooming Plant Help the Western Monarch?
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
“…the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.”
Ursula K. Le Guin