Native Plants of California
Widely regarded as a model botanic garden, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum and a member of the American Alliance of Museums, dedicated to research, education, and conservation of California native plants.
As an accredited museum and botanic garden, the SBBG differentiates itself from being just another beautiful place with open space and pretty flowers. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum where collections-based research preserves California native plants and displays them in a beautiful setting.
As a botanic garden, by definition, the institution holds documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.
It is one of only 30 gardens accredited by the American Alliance of Museums as a living museum.
As soon as I pick you up we will drive directly to the Botanic Gardens. There you will have a chance to follow the path within the Gardens that provide points along the way with explanations of the trees and plants that live there. A gift shop is near the entrance as well if you choose to peruse it. We will then drive back to the location that is agreed upon to end the tour.
The price for this excursion is $150 for up to two people. For additional travelers, contact me and we will make arrangements.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at your hotel, as long as it is in the Santa Barbara city area. Otherwise, I can meet you at the Santa Barbara train station at 209 State Street. I will be wearing a floppy red hat.
End location: At the end of the tour I will drop you off where I picked you up or in an area within close proximity to your hotel where you may want to explore restaurants or other types of shops on your own.
Duration: 3 hours
You will be driven to the Gardens but once you are there the only way to get around is by walking. The path is mostly flat.
Transportation will be provided, as well as a cooler of granola bars, fruit, and bottled water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Dollars - Entrance into the Garden is $12 per adult, $10 per senior, $8 for children 13-17, $6 per child 2-12. You may choose to purchase items in the Garden Shop. Prices range from one dollar for a postcard to forty dollars for other types of gifts.
It is recommended that you bring a camera.
Pets ok but no smoking