Accredited & Working Collections


Accredited Member

American Alliance of Museums

Widely regarded as a model botanic garden, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum and a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), dedicated to research, education, and conservation of California’s native plants.

As an accredited museum and botanic garden, the Garden differentiates itself from being just another beautiful place with open space and pretty flowers. Leveraging our six natural history collections, our team of scientists, horticulturists, and enthusiasts are actively examining and investigating our natural world so we can prescribe solutions that harness biodiversity — across California and beyond. 

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