Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Take Mom for a Tour of SB's Gorgeous Gardens!

Santa Barbara Celebrates
National Public Gardens Day
May 11th
Get on the Bus....
5-1/2 hour FREE 
Garden Lovers Tour
departing from the Old Mission 
at 8:00 am and 11:15am
805 565-5653 - space is limited
making stops at 4 gorgeous Santa Barbara Gardens

Casa del Herrero in Montecito
described as a National Historic Landmark,
the estate garden is one of the few remaining
 as originally designed during 
the Golden Age of 
American Gardens (1895-19940)

Ganna Walska Lotusland

a 37 acre botanical estate garden containing
subtropical and tropical plants from around the world
(except for the bus tour, lotus land is filled for reservations 
on the 11th)

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Keeper of all things native and known as
our mountain oasis

Mission Santa Barbara - La Huerta

 a collection of plants dating back to pre-1830



by the way, all of Santa Barbara's Public Gardens are
open for tours



Mission  Rose Gardens
A.C. Postel Rose Gardens




Alice Keck Park's Tour will be hosted by
the Park's Architect, Grant Castleberg


SB Zoological Gardens  - two free horticultural 
tours with paid Zoo admission


County Courthouse Sunken Gardens 
docent led tours


Chase Palm Park
offering free Carousel Rides





(all information and photos from 
Billy Goodnick's article in edhat online)
click here to access entire article 



I'd like to personally thank the founders of National Public Gardens Day
for celebrating my own birthday with this wonderful event especially
since I love to garden!

 Carla's Garden

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