Native Plant Sale

12apr10:00 am3:00 pmNative Plant Sale

Event Details

Celebrate Native Plant Appreciation Month with native plants, coffee, and used books. Enjoy a large variety of native plants for sale from Yes Yes Nursery and Manzanita Nursery, be inspired by educational materials from Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, cozy-up to a cup of coffee (and a bag of compost!) from Considered Coffee Co., peruse a selection of used books benefitting Museum education, and get creative with a free planter-painting activity.

Native plants are vitally important to the biodiversity, beauty, and stability that make Santa Barbara County the ecologically rich place that it is. Healthy native plant populations are generally more self-sustaining and drought-resistant than non-native plants (and can therefore help in conserving water), and support the native pollinators and animals that rely on them for survival.

From 11AM-1PM, enjoy a free guided planter-painting activity. Bring your own planter or recycled container (pickle, peanut butter, or mason jars work great for this!), or take one of ours (while supplies last), and decorate a home for native plant seeds or seedlings!
Yes Yes Nursery will also be offering a free sunflower seed packing activity for children at their booth in the back parking lot, with sunflower seeds, soil, and container included.
In addition to their usual incredible coffee, Considered Coffee Co. will be selling compost from their closed-loop system and partnership with Isla Vista Coffee Collective (IVCC). Considered Coffee Co. donates their coffee grounds to IVCC for composting, and then later receives some back as composted soil to sell to the public.

Regular admission prices will apply. Please see our admission prices below:
Museum Members: FREE
General (18 years ): $5.00
Children (17 & younger): FREE
Active Military with ID: FREE Museums for All with ID: FREE

For more information, contact Rachel Metz at

While at the Museum for the Native Plant Sale, visit our current exhibition, The Birds and the Bees and More: Pollinators .
The Birds and the Bees and More: Pollinators brings the important topic of pollinators to our California Nature Art Museum gallery featuring original art by Ava Roth, Elizabeth Weber, Susan McDonnell, and Cynthia James. Each artist brings a unique perspective to their pollinating subjects.
We are delighted to also be collaborating with the Cheadle Center For Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UC Santa Barbara. The Cheadle Center’s contribution is focused on native bees, including high-resolution images of rare, local bees from the UCSB Natural History Collection and images of bees visiting flowers of native plants for an up-close look at their beauty and biodiversity.


(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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