Canyon Trail & Creek Trail
The Canyon Area encompasses the uncultivated riparian corridor along Mission Creek and the surrounding canyon slopes.
The Canyon Trail leads you along Mission Creek, where the sights and sounds of this year-round watercourse can be enjoyed while viewing the native streamside vegetation. Large California bay-laurels (Umbellularia californica), western sycamores (Platanus racemosa), big-leaf maples (Acer macrophyllum), and coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) form a leafy canopy above the trail, with white alders (Alnus rhombifolia) lining the streambed.
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.