Celebrate California native plants with us!
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, education, and research, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.
Experience the beauty of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden--the oldest exclusively native plant garden in the United States--and it's 78 acres of stunning landscape. Featuring one of the largest collections of California native plants in the state, vibrant living displays are spread across 5 1/2 miles of easily accessible trails which include a Redwood grove, Desert section, and Wildflower meadow. From towering trees to lush meadows to the historic Mission Dam ~ stroll along the Garden's serene paths and instantly be transported to the four corners of California without ever leaving the Central Coast. Pack a lunch and relax in a picnic area while enjoying one of the Garden's magnificent creekside vistas.