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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-682-4726
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Ranked #23 of 58 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
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Owner description: With sweeping views to the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and stunning landscapes, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a great place to explore California's native plant diversity.The Garden's 78 acres encompass a variety of cultivated displays as well as stands of natural coast live oak and riparian woodlands.The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices. Widely regarded as a model botanic garden, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum and a member of the American Alliance of Museums, dedicated to research, education, and conservation of California native plants. With over 1,000 different taxa of plants on display there is always something new to experience. Stroll the 5.5 miles of paths and discover featured areas within the Garden: the historic Mission Dam and aqueduct built in 1807 to supply water to the Santa Barbara Mission, an authentic Japanese Tea House and Garden, and the spectacular views along the Porter Trail. Experience the quiet cool of the Redwood grove on a hot summer’s day or the knockout punch of the Meadow wildflowers in full bloom in spring.The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden welcomes visitors seven days a week, rain or shine. The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and during some special events.
Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Drive up into the hills, park and then spend some leisurely time taking in all of the beauty. The flowers and the scenery are just lovely.

Visited May 2013
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richmond, ca.
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“Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Nice break from humans. No artificiality here. Just soothing nature with delightful paths. Nice diversion.

Visited May 2013
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“Birthday Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Spend my birthday here, of you love outdoors, it's great! Many things to see, from birds to flowers and trees. It's quiet and great way to spend the day.

Visited May 2013
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Tofino, Canada
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“Restful, educational, and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Attractive displays of California's indigenous plants for both those with no or little knowledge and those with much knowledge. Great trails for exercise interspersed with quiet places to rest and observe nature.

Also has a small but excellent gift shop.

Visited November 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“What an escape!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Flora the way it was when the first European immigrants arrived. (Immigrants? We can't have that!) Natural, not man-designed. Lots of shade,

Visited March 2013
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