Where To Buy Native Plants

The Garden Nursery

Building Your Native Plant Garden

Located in our courtyard, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Nursery is open to our members and the public seven days a week, featuring the largest selection of California’s native plants on the central coast. With hundreds of varieties available, there is something for everyone. Our knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions and help you handpick the right native plants for your garden. Open year-round, the Nursery is always changing, so stop by to browse our selection often to see what’s new. Remember, all Garden members receive 10% off purchases — for every purchase.  

Nursery Hours

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Members’ hour

9 to 10 a.m.

Young men gardeners working in native plant garden with mountains in background


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Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, the Garden offers horticultural classes for every skill level. Enjoy various class options all year long from an introduction to native plant gardening to our popular native plant landscaper certification program.

Partner Nurseries

Shop for Native Plants

If you’re ready to invest in your home garden, but can’t visit our Nursery, we can still help.

We’ve partnered with nurseries across the central coast to help you grow. These nurseries are knowledgeable, have inventory, and are ready to support you — from beginners to seasoned pros.

Plus, if you’re a Garden member, you’ll receive 10% off your purchase — every time!

Home Consultations

The Garden is excited to offer native plant consultations for homeowners looking to welcome more native plants and bolster biodiversity in their yards. Aligned with our goal of achieving 30% native plant coverage in residential and public landscapes, a native plant consultation provides you with the tools needed to select plants suitable for your space.

Consultations include an hour-long visit with Garden staff focusing on specific plant materials to improve shade, erosion control, wildlife value, and more.

Following the visit, homeowners receive a site assessment report which includes a curated list of native plants recommended especially for you. 

Home consultations are $800 for each hour visit, including a post-visit assessment.

If you’re interested or want to learn more, please complete the survey below and our staff will be in touch shortly.

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