Here is information about visiting The Garden during the COVID time. All information and photo is from the Botanic Garden Website and Newsletter.
Visiting the Garden
The Garden is now open to guests, every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Members may arrive early for Members-Only hour 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. every day that the Garden is open. Not a member yet? Join today!
How This Works
Please enter through the Garden's parking lot, where you will be greeted by Garden staff and directed to a parking spot.
Park, pay for admission or show your proof of membership at our admission kiosk, maintain 6-foot social distancing protocols, keep your mask on, and enjoy the Garden!
No one will be admitted without a face mask.
What to Expect
Bring your own water. Water fountains have been turned off. Please prepare for hot weather; it’s better to carry too much water than not enough.
Many high-touch and narrowly-spaced features are closed temporarily. Closures include Garden Casitas, the Children’s Centennial Maze, tables, chairs, and some of our small, narrow trails. Some narrow trails will have one-way traffic only.
No interior spaces are open at this time including the Pritzlaff Conservation Center. The retail Nursery is closed.
Bathrooms are available behind the admission kiosk.
Gates will close at 5 PM each day.
Keeping Us All Healthy
If you are sick, please stay home.
All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face covering at all times.
Leave 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
Limit touch! There are plenty of things to hear, see, and smell without touching.
Practice good hygiene: wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer often (we have some for you at the admission kiosk!).
Stay to the right on trails to allow others to pass. If passing another visitor, please announce yourself.
Please follow our signs; some trails are one-way only.
The Fine Print
The health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are our first priorities. Mandates and recommendations from government officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may change our ability to follow this limited opening plan. Despite our stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols, we cannot control all circumstances. By entering our premises, you acknowledge that you assume any risks associated with your visit, including but not limited to a risk of injury or illness. If we find that guests are not following appropriate social distancing or other guidelines, we may be forced to completely close again. Please check our website for any changes or updates.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
telephone: (805) 682-4726 fax: (805) 563-0030
Frequently Called Numbers - Dial (805) 682-4726 plus the extension:
- Membership Office ext. 110
- Classes ext. 102
- Tours ext. 160
- School/Youth ext. 161
- Press Inquiries ext. 132
- Donations/Sponsorships ext. 133
- Library ext. 107