Natives in Your Garden
Your California Native Plant
From planning to planting and year-round maintenance, let the Garden help you with your California native plant gardening needs:
- Easy Eight native plant list
- Ask the Garden Experts
- The native garden year-round calendar
- Tips for planning, planting and maintaining your native plant garden
Native plant resources for your specific gardening needs:
Be sure to check this page regularly for updated information as we build this native plant gardening resource.
SBBG 'Gardening with Natives' Blog
This new Garden blog will feature articles by Garden staff including the most recent articles by Horticulturist, Bruce Reed, appearing in the Santa Barbara News Press, with archives of past articles.
in the Garden Growers Nursery
The Garden Growers Nursery is a year-round, retail nursery located here at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
SBBG Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, May 4
Our month-long California native plant sale ends May 4, with new shipments arriving weekly!
Garden Planning with the Experts: March & April classes
Make the most out of a visit to our Spring Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden. Learn how to create stunning plant combinations.
This course includes guided tours of the Garden and the Garden Growers Nursery.
Garden Allies Workshop: Saturday, May 24
Learn how to recognize the beneficial insects that keep pests in check, as well as the native bees and flies that pollinate flowers. This hands-on workshopwill be taught by Frederique Lavoipierre, SBBG Education Program Manager and author of the “Garden Allies” series for Pacific Horticulture magazine.
Register for the Garden Allies Workshop
Garden Design & Strategies for Drought: May 31
Join us for these individual native plant garden workshops, or register for both and make a day of it!
Landscape for Life: 5-week course, October 14 - November 11
How to work with nature in your garden
Classes will meet on October 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 11
Our newest certificate program was developed at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Five classes cover all aspects of sustainable landscape, including soil and water resources, plant choices, design and installation. Focus on the use of native plants in drought-tolerant, ecologically healthy home gardens. Learn More