The Redwood Forest is like no other place in the Botanic Garden. Cool and serene even on the hottest summer day, the towering grove of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) is one of the Garden's most memorable places. Planted in the flood plain of Mission Creek, whose waters sustain their rapid growth, the oldest trees date from 1926. Carpets of redwood-sorrel (Oxalis oregona,) and wild-ginger (Asarum caudatum) intermix with ferns to form the understory. In spring, the beautiful flowers of California rose bay (Rhododendron macrophyllum) and western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) brighten the lush green landscape.
For information about the location of a display within the Garden please see the map below.
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.