Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution, fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays. With an emphasis on plants native to California, the Garden advances the knowledge and understanding of plant life and provides a rewarding experience for visitors. Located on 65 acres in the foothills just above the city, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden features more than 1,000 species of native California plants, many of which are rare, illustrating natural plant communities or landscape applications.Photo: Dendromecon rigida ssp. Harfordii (Island bush poppy) [ info ]

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