Spring Native Plant Sale at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Posted on Mar 27 by SEASONS Magazine

Photo by Tricia Wardlaw.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s native plant sale, photo by Tricia Wardlaw.

Spring is here and green is the new black! Flex your green thumb at this year’s Spring Native Plant Sale at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG), 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. The sale runs the entire month of April and showcases the largest inventory of native plants on the Central Coast with 5,000 plants and 400 varieties available for purchase.

Monarch Butterfly on Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal on Parking Lot Bank. Photo by Betsy Collins.

Monarch Butterfly on Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal on parking lot bank at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Photo by Betsy Collins.

Many of the native plants available at the sale will be drought tolerant. Some highlights of this year’s sale are multiple varieties of manzanita, coyote mint, and Senecio ‘Silver and Gold’ from Guadalupe Island. Home gardeners have opportunity to view a wide assortment of California native plants blooming in displays and exhibits throughout the Garden. While shopping for plants, customers can take advantage of the expert advice of Garden staff and volunteers.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the month of April, the Garden is also offering special gardening classes for novices through experts.

Visit sbbg.org to read more about the Spring Native Plants Sale or to find a calendar of classes.

—Victoria Tai Murphy

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