Featured Exhibits

Thriving Together: The Role of Native Plants in a Warming World

Throughout the Garden
April 22, 2022 -
August 22, 2022
10:00AM - 5:00PM

The climate and biodiversity crisis are deeply intertwined. To face one without consideration for the other is not viable. We must not only reduce and capture carbon and save water, we have to do it in a way that produces habitat and allows life to thrive. Working together with native plants, we can heal and repair past damage and support the entire web of life and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, we are bringing to life exhibits throughout the Garden that demonstrate how native plants are a solution to both the climate and biodiversity crises. A walk through the garden will transform into an invitation to personally become a part of the solution. New interpretation highlights the latest science in three distinct sections of the Garden – the Water-wise Home Demo Garden, the Redwoods, and the Pollinator Garden. Guests will learn how native plants help reduce water use, mitigate the heat island effect, promote pollinators, and sequester carbon. You’ll leave with several actionable ways to implement these solutions at home so you can start creating a better tomorrow, today.

Click the links below for more information.

The Garden is a proud member of the Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums. Our Thriving Together exhibit is part of the Alliance’s first collective exhibit, Impact: Climate Change and The Urgency of Now.

About the Alliance

The Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums, a collaboration of 12 museums, a zoo, and a botanic garden that are among the community’s most trusted and independent voices for science and truth. The Alliance collectively presents programs, exhibitions, and events that seek to elevate different environmental issues and prompt action. Visit www.sbmuseumsalliance.org.

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