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Directions

The Garden is located at
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(about 1 mile north of the Santa Barbara Mission)

image of MTD 22 logoOn weekends the local MTD 22 bus stops at SBBG upon request (pick up at the Santa Barbara Mission or at the SB Museum of Natural History.)

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Getting to the Garden by Car 

  • From Highway 101 (northbound or southbound):
  • Take the Mission Street off ramp, turning toward the mountains on Mission Street
  • Follow Mission Street seven blocks toward the mountains (looking for the brown and white “Botanic Garden” signs) to Santa Barbara Street
  • Turn left onto Santa Barbara Street and proceed 2 blocks to the first stop sign at Los Olivos Street
  • Turn right onto Los Olivos Street and drive past Mission Santa Barbara;
  • Continue north toward the mountains to the stop sign at Foothill Road
  • Turn right onto Foothill Road and proceed to the stop sign at Mission Canyon Road
  • Turn left ontoMission Canyon Road
  • Follow Mission Canyon Road, and then bear right at the fork of Mission Canyon Road and Tunnel Road
  • Proceed about 1/2 mile; the Garden is on the left at 1212 Mission Canyon Road
    (Pass the bottom exit on Mission Canyon Road, and look for a large sign at the top entrance)

 If you have any difficulty finding us, please call (805) 682-4726, ext. 149 for assistance.

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Spring Membership Drive: April, 2014

image of visitors enjoying an event in the Garden Courtyard

image of wine & cheese picnic backpackPurchase a new membership (or renew your current membership) before April 30 and automatically be entered to win 1 of 5 wine & cheese picnic backpacks along with two complimentary tickets to a Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Prize retail value $100 each. Winners will be selected and notified on May 12.

Purchase your membership online now
-or- call our Membership Department (805) 682-4726 ext. 110

Campaign Tours by Golf Cart—Reserve Your Spot Today!

image of SBBG's personal golf cart tourThe Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is raising much-needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden’s comprehensive campaign, we’d be happy to take you on a private golf cart tour.

  • Tours are offered for up to three guests at a time
  • 9:00am -or- 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by special appointment
  • Reserve your spot now: email the Registrar, or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102