Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
Visitor Reviews Place Conservation Organization Among the top 10% of Attractions Worldwide
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to the conservation of native plants and habitats, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner. This achievement celebrates the Garden’s ability to consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers round the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens continued to be of service to its community and its visitors earning them a place in Tripadvisors’ top 10% of attractions worldwide.
“On behalf of our entire team at the Garden, we’re honored to receive this incredible recognition from Tripadvisor – and ultimately our visitors, members and community-at-large,” says Dr. Steve Windhager, executive director at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. “As the world faces existential crisis from the pandemic to climate and biodiversity threats, the Garden remains steadfast in the regenerative power of native plants. This award further confirms our community’s support and we couldn’t be more excited about the work we’re doing to create a better future.”
“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
To see traveler reviews and popular features of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, visit the Garden’s Tripadvisor review page here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33045-d104227-Reviews-Santa_Barbara_Botanic_Garden-Santa_Barbara_California.html
About Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
As the first botanic garden to focus exclusively on native plants, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has dedicated nearly a century of work to better understand the relationship between plants and people. Growing from 13 acres in 1926 to today’s 78 acres, the grounds now include more than 5 miles of walking trails, an herbarium, seed bank, research labs, library, and a public native plant nursery. Amid the serene beauty of the Garden, teams of scientists, educators, and horticulturists remain committed to the original spirit of the organization’s founders – conserve CA native plants and habitats to ensure they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
The garden is open to the public daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and offers a members-only hour 9-10 a.m. For more information, visit www.sbbg.org.
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“As a former trustee, long-time docent, and legacy society member, I see the Garden as an essential leader in not only the conservation of California’s wild, but as a pillar in the health and well-being of our community. Families have long trusted the Garden as a place for outdoor exploration and learning, and for forming an important connection to our natural world. I give to the Garden as an investment in our collective future.”
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