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Botanic Garden Blooming Again

With controversial era over, the Mission Canyon institution breaks ground for the future. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Botanic Garden Graduates First Class of Citizen Scientists

10-week course turns participants into stewards of the land. Read story.

Friday, February 1, 2013

SBBG’s Fall Flora Sale

Anticipating the cooler months to come, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is having its annual monthlong sale of flora for fall planting. Read story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Botanic Garden Reaches Out

New director repairs strained relationships with online survey, community meetings, and more. Read story.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fife Symington Leaves Botanic Garden

Former Arizona governor who pushed hard for expansion resigns from the board Read story.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Botanic Garden Names New Leader

Dr. Steve Windhager of Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center gets job; two staffers laid off. Read story.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nancy Johnson Leaves Botanic Garden

After more than seven years as the public voice of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden during the institution's most controversial era, Nancy Johnson is leaving this week to take a job as marketing and publicity director of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Read story.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grant for Botanic Garden

Congresswoman Lois Capps presents officials with a check for nearly $150,000. Read story.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Modified Botanic Garden Project Approved

Supervisors okay development plans but reduce visitors and add other restrictions. Read story.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Carbajal Compromise

County supervisor searches for compromise on Botanic Garden’s Vital Mission Plan. Read story.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Botanic Garden Waiting Game

County supervisors spend five hours on Vital Mission Plan, then continue hearing to May 18. Read story.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Two Views of the Garden

As vote nears, supporters and opponents of the Botanic Garden’s Vital Mission Plan are still crossing swords. Read story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Botanic Garden Propaganda Wars

As a May 4 hearing nears, the Botanic Garden blitzes neighbors while opponents fire back. Read story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Botanic Garden Critics Converge

Group concerned about Santa Barbara institution gathers to focus on the future. Read story.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Striking Botanic Garden Volunteers to Meet

Members say they will use the opportunity to ‘turn over a new leaf.’ Read story.

Thursday, March 4, 2010