The Garden Announces its First-ever Spring Membership Drive

All Proceeds to Support the Garden’s Day-to-Day Operations

Memberships are a vital source of revenue supporting the Garden’s day-to-day operations. Members who renew or join by May 31st will be entered to win one of five Garden prize packages valued at over $150 each.

Each prize package will include the following items:

  • A wine & cheese backpack
  • A picnic-style lunch for two
  • A bottle of wine
  • Two SBBG baseball caps
  • Two tickets to one of three SBBG Wine & Cheese Lectures
  • A box of local chocolates

“The Garden’s success is due to the generosity and the support of our members,” says Dr. Steve Windhager, Executive Director of the Garden. “The revenue generated from our Members is essential to pay for the daily operations in the Garden, as well as ensuring the conservation of some of California’s most imperiled native plants,” he adds.

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, June 5th. Memberships can be purchased by calling: (805) 682-4726 ext. 110 or by going online at To purchase online, visit and click on “Support the Garden,” and then “Membership,” and complete the online application.

The launch of the Garden’s membership drive will coincide with the city’s Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park, where the Garden will have a booth. Memberships will be available for purchase at the booth. Those who buy memberships before July 1 will receive an additional 25% off the cost of the Garden’s Camp Wildflower for children ages 7-11 the week of July 16th – 20th.

For further information, to arrange an interview, or request high-res images or broadcast quality B-roll, please contact Joni Kelly, Communications Manager, at 805-682-4726 ext. 132 or via cell at 805-886-1869.

About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden:

The Garden is a 78-acre educational and scientific institutionfostering the conservation of California’s native plants and serves as a role model for sustainable practice in Santa Barbara, California. The Garden was founded in 1926 and is among of the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on native plants.


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