Upcoming Events & Classes at the Garden
• Art, Featured ExhibitsDecember 11, 2022
About the exhibit: Helén Svensson and Lisa Jevbratt use non-native plants growing on Santa Cruz to dye yarn and wool from Santa Cruz Island Sheep…
• Free, Lecture, Natural History, Youth, & FamilyApril 8, 2023
Poetry in the Garden: A Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month
Plant with Purpose
• Botany, Education, Garden News
My Talk with Botanist and Illustrator Linda Vorobik, Ph.D.
Linda Ann Vorobik, Ph.D. is a botanist, botanical illustrator, and frequent collaborator with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. At the Garden, we feel lucky to have…
• Conservation & Research, Gardening with Native Plants
Can an Early-blooming Plant Help the Western Monarch?
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
“…the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.”
Ursula K. Le Guin