Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Free to Visitors through Jan. 19

In response to recent natural disasters that have shaken the community, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering free admission to visitors effective immediately through Friday, January 19. The Garden is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, Calif., 93105.

“Our thoughts are with our community and neighbors during this difficult time,” said Steve Windhager, Ph.D., Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Executive Director. “We think that right now, our best response is to do one of the things we do best: provide a special serene place for people who need to escape, to meditate, to gather, and to mourn.  We welcome those seeking respite to come find solace and sanctuary in the Garden.”

The Garden’s 78 acres and five miles of walking trails is a place to explore California’s iconic landscapes, from redwood forests to deserts – all in one place. Free docent tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Mondays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit

About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden conserves and promotes California native plants through our gardens, research, and education, and serves as a model for sustainability. Founded in 1926, the Garden is the first botanic garden focused exclusively on California native plants and currently spans 78 acres with five miles of walking trails, an herbarium, seed bank, research labs, library, nursery, and gift shop. For more information about the Garden, please visit

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