Free Senior Day at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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Date & Time

Wed, Feb 23 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Apr 20 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Jun 15 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Aug 17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Oct 19 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Dec 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address (map)

1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA 93105

Venue (website)

S.B. Botanic Garden

For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers free admission days to seniors aged 60 and older. For Senior Days, the Garden also offers seasonal programming such as docent tours, native plant talks, live acoustic music, and more.

Senior Days are held on six Wednesdays beginning on February 23 and continuing April 20, June 15, August 17, October 19, and December 14. Garden hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Reservations are now required to visit the Botanic Garden, even for these Free Senior Days. Beginning on April 11, the reservation system was put in place in order to ensure that the Garden stays within its county-limited capacity. Reservations are available by specific date and time at

One of the highlights of 2022 is the opening of the Garden’s newest project, the Backcountry, in June. Encompassing over 4-acres west of Mission Creek, it features inviting and distinct areas designed to inspire unstructured, self-directed nature experiences. The space is designed for all ages to enjoy and includes new hiking trails, overlooks, and seating areas.

Last year, nearly 1,000 seniors participated in Senior Days, which are made possible by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, the sponsor since 2015.


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