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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Not in bloom, but a great environment and easy hike

It’s January! We didn’t expect a lot to be in bloom. But, we enjoyed the Island View and art... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jandago
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Bakersfield, California
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Good place to spend some time with young and old

If you are traveling with an octogenarian and a teen, it can be kind of hard to find something to... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

its a short but sweet walk on one side and as much as you want to explore on the other side. i went in late october but would love to see when the desert pants are in bloom.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Put on your sneakers, and come walk the trails that meander through beautifully landscaped horticultural displays. You'll learn about indigenous plants in the area, and micro-climates that define the natural beauty of Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Coming from Europe, seeing entirely different plants adapted to the climate is fascinating, and many are labelled. The walks are pleasant, go on the trails around the edge to get good views of the garden and the mountains behind, walk quietly and you may see a family of quails. The redwood section, for me was the best section as I visited in the autumn when much of the garden is dry; cool and pleasant on a hot day. Still signs of the fire some years ago, for me this put the place in context. Not large, but a good place for a short walk.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank IsisMG
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Visit every year but don't always get the opportunity to have a good walk around. Good to see all the re-growth after the devastating fires of 3 1/2 years ago. as with most Santa Barbara museums etc. there is no cafe but there is a vending machine close to the entrance.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Grab your puppies (kids and dogs)! and run to this little golden nugget hidden up in backcountry SB. Beautiful location, plantings and layout. Plan on wearing wadding clothes or treating muddy paws as the creek is too tempting! Great markers and education. Also really nice drought tolerant plant sale and tea house near the welcome cabin.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Tripp R
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