Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Located on 65 acres in the foothills just above the city of Santa Barbara, these botanic gardens boast more than five miles of walking trails, and more than 1,000 species of native Californian plants, many of which are rare. The gardens feature a range of vegetation types, including succulent gardens, meadow gardens, canyon vegetation and a redwood forest. Many aspects of the garden are attractive all the year round, but February through to May provides a wealth of spring annual flowers.


Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens was first conceived in the mid 1920s not only as an aesthetic garden setting, but also as an educational and ecological representation of vegetation types ranging from the mountains to the sea. This ideal has continued to be an inspiring force in the development of the garden, and today Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens offers a representation of local indigenous flora, educational activities and various guided tours. The nursery stocks indigenous and horticultural plants. Some areas of the garden have historic landmark status.

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information contact [email protected]
phone: 805-682-4726


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