Horticulture & Gardening

From Arctostaphylos to Verbena – Cultivars for California Gardens

Carol Bornstein
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
April 8, 2023
8:30AM - 10:30AM

For over 60 years, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been selecting and introducing exceptional California native cultivars to beautify gardens and landscapes. Whether the product of rigorous breeding efforts or chance discoveries made in the field, these Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introductions are highly desirable for the wealth of forms, colors, and textures they provide. During this two-hour stroll through the botanic garden, hear stories about their origins, view their unique features, and learn how to use them in your own garden.

Although the Garden is dog-friendly, participants are asked to not bring their dog(s) to this event.

If you need assistance with registration or have questions about this class, please contact the Registrar at registrations@sbbotanicgarden.org or 805-682-4726 ext. 102


Garden Members and students: $25

General Public: $40

About Carol Bornstein:

Carol Bornstein is former Director of the Nature Gardens, a constructed habitat for urban wildlife at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. For nearly 30 years, she was horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where she managed the living collections, retail nursery, and plant introduction program. She co-authored the award-winning book, “California Native Plants for the Garden” and “Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs.” In addition to tending her own garden, Carol continues to advocate for sustainable, regionally appropriate landscapes in harmony with nature and to share her knowledge of plants native to California and other Mediterranean climate regions through teaching, writing, consulting, and garden design work.

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