Santa Barbara Gardens & Preserves
Santa Barbara is home to rose gardens, estates that evoke the Victorian age, and venues that hark back to Spanish-Moorish styles, which complement Santa Barbara’s architecture. In addition, there are also nature preserves with trails that allow visitors to experience the region’s native flora in its original setting.
Clairmont Farms Lavender Company
2480 Roblar Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-7505
Located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Los Olivos, Clairmont Farms is a family•owned lavender farm, consisting of five acres of the Grosso variety lavender known for its healing quality. The fields are breathtakingly beautiful with the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Mission Rose Garden
Los Olivos and Laguna Streets Santa Barbara (805) 564-5418
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Rd Santa Barbara (805) 682-4726
Experience beautiful vistas and unique California native plant exhibits in beautifully designed landscapes. Visitors enjoy nature trails, and historic landmarks. Hours: Garden: Mar–Oct: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Nov–Feb: 9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission: $8.00 Adults, $6.00 Seniors (60+ years), $6.00 children 13 to 17, college students and active military with ID, $4.00 Children 2 to 12 years
Santa Barbara Garden Tours
Visit historical estates, private gardens, public parks, specialty nurseries and shops. Come and enjoy weather that boasts a year round gardener’s paradise.
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
1250 Orchid Dr Santa Barbara (805) 967-1284
Established in 1957 amidst five acres of beautiful coastal Santa Barbara landscape, it is home to one of the world’s foremost collections of orchid species and hybrids.