Mission Canyon Road
is one of Santa Barbara's hidden treasures. Off the beaten path, this park features 65 acres of native
trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, in natural settings.
It is truly spectacular in the spring.
There are 5.5 miles of easy-to-walk nature trails.
The historic dam was built in 1806 by Native Americans under
the direction of mission padres.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Seniors and teens 13-17, full-time students, and active military
with id: $6
Children 2-12: $4
Children under 2: Free
Daily Guided Tours at 2pm; Saturdays and Sundays: tours at 11am and
Garden Growers Retail Nursery offering native California and
Garden Shop and Nursery Hours: open 9:30am-5:30pm March -October,
Take the Mission Street exit of the 101 and head north towards the mountains. Drive until you reach Santa Barbara St. Turn left. You will now
begin to see signs for the Museum of Natural History and the Botanic Garden.
Go 2 blocks on Santa Barbara St. and turn right at Los Olivos . Stay on Los
Olivos past the Mission. Bear left at the fork in the road and continue on
to Foothill Road (Rt. 192). Take a right at the stop sign at Foothill and a
left at the next stop sign on to Mission Canyon Road. Bear right at the
fork of the road and continue on to the Botanic Garden entrance on you left.