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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

United States of America - California - Santa Barbara

Institution Code: SBBG

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: N

About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California native plants through our gardens, education, and research, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.

SBBG envisions a world where society understands the interdepende

Main Address:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara
California 93105 United States of America

Telephone: (805) 682-4726 x123
Fax: (805) 682-6953
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Steve Windhager
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elizabeth Collins, Living Collections Manager
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1926
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 31 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.4565340
    Longitude: -119.7100200
    Annual Rainfall: 432 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 150000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
  • Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2240
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 900
  • Special Collections:Ericaceae, Poaceae, Polypodiaceae, Rhamnaceae, Arctostaphylos (54 spp., 82 taxa), Ceanothus (37 spp., 69 taxa), Cupressus (4 spp.), Eriogonum (25 spp.), Fremontodendron (6 spp., 13 taxa), Mahonia (17 spp.), Pinus (21 spp.), Quercus (8 spp.), Ribes (14 spp
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y
    Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Floristics: Y

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y