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Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

You'll love exploring this gorgeous botanical garden, and you're welcome to bring your pet along as long as they remain on-leash. Visit Website

Or call (805) 682-4726 or email info@sbbg.org for more information.


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Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 125 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Paula
    Dec 30, 2023
    Beautiful dog friendly gardens

    So grateful that this Botanic Garden welcomes dogs! It was very beautiful, showcasing different types of environments and with a stream running in the middle. Very kid friendly too with fun things for kids to explore. It is relatively small, so if you walk at a fast pace you can see it all in 1 h. Do not miss the Island Views trail across the Gardens gate, the views are very nice.

  • Picasso
    Dec 28, 2023
    Lovely place to bring dogs.

    beautiful gardens. dogs loved it. bring water and food. No cafe.

  • Florence
    Jul 11, 2023
    Natural Beauty

    Lizzy enjoyed strutting and sniffing along the paths!

  • Grace
    Apr 5, 2023
    Beautiful Spring Blooms

    Loved visiting the gardens with our pup Bella. Nice trails, easy on dogs and humans. 🐶🐾💖

  • Paige
    Nov 5, 2021
    Beautiful stroll with the doggo

    A beautiful walk with the doggo, lots for him to sniff. You can tailor the intensity of the workout to suit your needs, there are a few areas of a slight incline. It's nothing intense, but if you walk the whole thing you'll probably have a relaxed pup.

  • David b
    Feb 21, 2019

    Great walk for nature seekers and dogs that love to smell everything. Great view from island view trail.

  • Alison
    More than a year ago
    awesome place

    Love that this place is dog friendly. Miles and miles of trails and very clean. Perfect way to see the forest and fields!

  • Jackie
    More than a year ago
    Great Morning

    We were super surprised to hear the Gardens were dog friendly! We had a wonderful walk and tired our Pup out. Everyone was very dog and people friendly. We now ate on the mission to see what other Gardens are dog friendly.

  • Kristin
    More than a year ago
    Perfect afternoon!

    I just moved to the area, and plan to visit the botanical gardens again and again! Lovely trails and super dog friendly. They have poopy bags if you forget and offer cookies to the pooches!

  • Veronica
    More than a year ago
    Relaxing day

    We enjoyed the leisurely stroll through the gardens. Loved the flowers! After a long drive, this was a wonderful way to spend the day and exercise the dogs. Beautiful and relaxing.

  • Gayle
    More than a year ago
    relaxing walk

    Absolutely the best quiet walk with your leashed dog on a weekday. I really appreciate that they allow dogs and that everyone keeps the area clean. Look forward to this every time we're in Santa Barbara!

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