Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
54 locals recommend ·
About this place
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.
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Well laid out gardens representing many different eco systems of California. Peaceful and delightful.
A botanists delight. Up in Mission Canyon and near the other hikes recommended.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum dedicated to research, education and conservation of California native plants. Admission is $14 for adults and $8 for children under the age of 17.
Beautiful plants, scenery and a view of the Mission Dam and Aqueduct built by Chumash Indians in 1806. Open rain or shine. Admission is $12 for adults.
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