The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to fostering the discovery and deeper understanding of the natural world and an appreciation of the significance of nature in our lives.

Welcome to your “go to” place for what is fast becoming a familiar and welcoming resource for community and horticultural information for the entire valley– the website for the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation. 

We are proud of the fact that the Botanic Garden was built by the community for the community. On a regular basis, ages eight to eighty volunteer to weed, plant and mulch the Garden. If you would like to be involved in this legacy project, please check our website to volunteer.

“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Ghandhi

We would not exist without community funding which supports purchasing plant materials, building supplies, on-going maintenance, and our many garden design plans such as an Adventure Playground adjacent to our willow maze, and a small amphitheater for gathering, a potting and storage shed for our growing tool collection.

We know we are living through some tough financial times and we are not asking you to toss in your nest egg for the Garden. But we are asking that you consider donating any amount of money, large or small, that you feel comfortable pitching-in to be part of the moving force behind The Santa Ynez Botanic Garden which is set aside to nurture us all.

Come home to your Garden.