Plant It Forward

Be an Advocate

Help Ensure No Plant Goes Extinct

For 95 years Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has invited everyone to share in the wonder of our natural world and conserve California’s native plants and habitats, the basis for all life on Earth, including our own. 

The Garden plays an increasingly important role in our community, offering a safe place for people of all ages to reconnect with each other and the natural world. As more and more people realize the benefits of being in nature, it’s time to build upon this momentum, fostering a greater awareness of the regenerative power of native plants and the role they play to ensure our way of life for generations to come. 

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Give Today

Whether you are a home gardener, hiker, teacher, or busy professional, the Garden’s non profit programs help deepen connections to nature, ultimately ensuring its protection for the future. Will you join us in championing a better future for us all?


Membership at the Garden certainly does come with perks, but it’s so much more than that. As a member, you’re part of a community of native-plant advocates who are leading a movement toward a healthier planet, one native seed at a time.

More Ways to Give

From bequests and rollovers to donor-advised funds (DAFs) and stocks, learn more about the various options available to support the Garden – and receive tax benefits.

Tributes &
Memorial Gifts

Honor a loved one with a plant tribute or memorial bench.


Bring together the community and showcase your commitment to conserving biodiversity through native plants by sponsoring an experience that feels right for you or your organization.


Maybe you’ve had an urge to dig your hands in the dirt. Or perhaps you want to help things grow. You might enjoy enhancing our visitors’ experience or you may be a behind-the-scenes type who wants to lend a hand. Whatever your motivation, we welcome your talent and enthusiasm at our non profit.

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