May 8, 2011

GARDENS & NATURE. SANTA BARBARA AREA

Locations: Santa Barbara and its suburbs, Goleta and Montecito in southern California

Casa del Herrero

Address: 1387 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA
Web: http://www.casadelherrero.com
* An eleven acre, well preserved Spanish colonial estate with a magnificent botanical garden.
* An advanced notice required for all tours. 805-565-5653.

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Address: 1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara
Web: http://sborchid.com/
* Five acres of one of the most impressive collections of orchid species and hybrids.

Fairviews Gardens
Address: 598 N. Fairview Ave, Goleta
Web: http://fairviewgardens.org
* A twelve and half acres of orchards and organic farm. The only place to freely wander along with the chickens and goats.

Goleta Beach
Web: http://countyofsb.org/parks/parks02.aspx?id=7682
* A perfect spot for a picnic

Lotusland

Web: http://lotusland.org/
Location: Cold Springs Rd and Sycamore Rd, Santa Barbara
* 17 gardens of unique displays of 120 varieties of aloe plants and a giant abalone-shell fountain.
* A two hour walking tour available by appointment only. Closed on Sundays.

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Web: www.sbbg.org
* 5.5 miles of public hiking trails



Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

Location: Garden St at W. Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara
Map: http://www.yelp.com/map/alice-keck-park-memorial-gardens-santa-barbara
Web: http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/parks/alicekeck/
* Grassy knolls, a koi pond, gazebo, and low-water plants



photos
http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~joel/g148_f09/lecture_notes/sb_architecture/sb_architecture.html
http://www.discover-santa-barbara.com/santa-barbara-vacation.html
http://www.wedinsb.com/locations/keck1.html

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