Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a 78-acre botanical garden, containing over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous plants. It is located in Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, California, United …
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a 78-acre botanical garden, containing over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous plants. It is located in Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Mar 27, 2024
Grand gardens with native California plants! Meadows, streams, canyons, redwoods, children’s areas, scenic overlooks of the Pacific, what more could you ask for? Carefully maintained natural habit… Full review by deanf646
Mar 24, 2024
Excellent trip to Santa Barbara Orchid Show and also visited the SB Botanical garden. Both excellent: orchid enthusiasts will enjoy the informative beauty of the annual show and lovers of CA native p… Full review by Janet Story S
Feb 29, 2024
The Botanic Gardens are a great place to leisurely walk through the grounds. February was probably not the best time to see flowers, but they had a few that were blooming. They have many trails be… Full review by Susanah A
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Date founded:1926

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Are dogs/pets allowed?
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I think so. I think I saw a few dogs.
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How long are the trails? How much time should we allow? Are you open on December 24th during the day? What about …
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How long are the trails? How much time should we allow? Are you open on December 24th during the day? What about December 23rd?
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The Botanic Garden is closed on Christmas Eve [12/24] however they are open on the 23rd from 9-5p. The trails are relatively short, being less than a half mile each. There is …
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The Botanic Garden is closed on Christmas Eve [12/24] however they are open on the 23rd from 9-5p. The trails are relatively short, being less than a half mile each. There is a half dozen different trails so if you are interested in a short walk, you could spend a half hour doing a trail or two. If you have more time, maybe 2-3 hours depending on your pace. it's a beautiful place, spend as much time as you can.
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Do you still have a lot of the poppies still in full bloom. I can’t find the info on the website. About a week ago you posted …
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Do you still have a lot of the poppies still in full bloom. I can’t find the info on the website. About a week ago you posted incredible views...wanted to know if it’s looking about the same before we drive up there! Thank you!
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Yes, the poppies are in full bloom! We hope to see you soon!
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We tend to visit places with our small dogs in a stroller, is this permitted at your place?
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Just email or call from their website. I saw a guide dog only
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Planning to visit at beginning of October. What types of blooms and foliage may we see?
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We have only ever been in spring and summer so not too sure. However it is so worth a visit. Make sure that you do both sides of the road. Enjoy!
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Partnerships are integral to nonprofits. Can you tell me about a collaboration your team has worked on this year?
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Melissa] There’s been so many things. One of my favorite partnerships was with Museums for All, which provides low admission and reduced membership access to so many...
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