From this new SBBG website, you can access more than 35,000 images from the SBBG Blaksley Library archive.
Gold Coast Library Network
The Garden is a member of the Gold Coast Library Network, a non-profit organization funded by the State of California to serve all libraries - academic, public, school and special - in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The Network's mission is to provide services that will facilitate resource sharing and connectivity among its members. The Gold Coast Library Network has 45 members and 94 participating libraries.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
This is a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources on all topics.
SBBG Blaksley Library Catalog on Central Coast Museum Consortium
The Library of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has joined with the Santa Barbara Historical Society and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to form the Central Coast Museum Consortium, a cooperative cataloging venture. All cataloged books and periodicals from the three libraries are searchable 24 hours per day through our online catalog.
Please note that all three library collections are non-circulating and are available for on-site research purposes only. Books are not available for order or to be placed on hold electronically.
Center for Plant Conservation
The Garden maintains conservation collections of over 25 globally threatened species from California's central coast region. More information regarding some of these species is provided through "species profiles" accessible at the Center for Plant Conservation website.
Common Names of California Native Plants
Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (paintere at west dot net).
Dictionary of Botanical Epithets (what the Latin and Greek words mean)
Figueroa Mountain Flora Guide
An interactive online photo guide of the flora of Figueroa Mountain by Lynn Watson (a SBBG California Naturalist).
Native Plant Information Network (NPIN)
The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center maintains the Native Plant Information Network (NPIN). Its goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America.
An interactive website by Lynn Watson (a SBBG California Naturalist)
Plant Right website
Promoting non-invasive plants for California
Guide for Home Gardeners
List of non-invasive alternatives for California landscapes
Plants Database (USDA)
Santa Barbara County Checklist
An interactive online photo guide of the flora of Santa Barbara County by Lynn Watson (a SBBG California Naturalist).
Tropicos (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Gardening Websites & Resources
The Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County educates local gardeners in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices. The Green Gardener Program is a regional program designed to offer education, training, and promotion of participating gardeners and landscape maintenance contractors. Se habla espanol: 805-564-5460
The complete guide to Home Improvement, Gardening & Horticulture
Master Gardener Helpline
The Master Gardener Helpline is both a phone and email based free service provided to the community to answer any gardening, horticultural, or plant-related questions. The Helpline is sponsored and operated by the Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County and volunteers will return your calls and e-mails. Phone: (805) 893-3485 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to leave a detailed message and your return contact information.
Plant Information Online
Indexes thousands of plant and seed catalogs, and horticultural books and journals. It is useful for locating plants for sale, as well as for finding images, cultural information, and physical descriptions of ornamental plants. This database is available to library users onsite at the Santa Barbara Botanic Library.
SBBG Plant Databases
Data from over 40,000 of the vascular plant specimens found in the Garden's herbarium are accessible through a cooperative effort with the Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley. Follow instructions for searching the database. Specimens with "SBBG" preceding the "accession id" are housed at the Garden.
Southwestern Natural History Database
Information on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's lichen collections, including records for over 23,000 specimens, is available through the Southwestern Natural History Database website managed by Arizona State University. When using the Southwestern Natural History Database page, check "SBBG Lichen Collection" to examine the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's holdings for particular species.
Botanical and Horticultural Organizations
California Naturalist Program (UCCNP)
The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
Cultural, Civic, and Hospitality websites
Santa Barbara Visitors Guide ©2013 SantaBarbara.com 1-800-SantaBarbara
Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
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Santa Barbara Public Gardens Partnership
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