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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

Website: http://www.sbbg.org

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

(805) 453-8600

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

Website: http://www.sborchid.com

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.