Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Historic & Memorable Moments

Whether you want to take in the beauty, explore our rich history and historical landmarks, or learn more about conserving California’s native plants, there is plenty to explore around Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for everyone. Plan your visit, we can’t wait to see you here!

From Genes to Ecosystems

Built in 2016, the Pritzlaff Conservation Center is the epicenter for the Garden’s conservation activities. This building is home to many things, including the Conservation Seed Bank, the Clifton Smith Herbarium, the Lichenarium, the Fungarium, the Tissue Bank, the Bugs collection, multiple lab spaces, and office spaces.

Beauty is the Gateway to Conservation

The downstairs Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery is open to the public and features rotating exhibits focused on the intersection of art and science. Historical objects, archival materials, and artworks on view are typically from the Garden’s permanent collection and Artist Residency Program.

Come Observe Our Teahouse

We are proud to partner with Chanoyu of Santa Barbara, a group learning the traditional way of tea ceremony. Coming together in the Garden’s Shin Ka An Teahouse, the group practices the Urasenke Tradition of Tea under the instruction of Sokyo Kasai.