The Garden

Yellow Lupins and Poppies

Yellow Lupins and Poppies are in bloom at the SYV Botanic Garden.

SYV Botanic Garden

70 Five and fifteen gallon native trees were donated and planted three years ago by volunteers, Valley Schools, Valley residents and Valley businesses.

70 Five and fifteen gallon native trees were donated and planted three years ago by volunteers, Valley Schools, Valley residents and Valley businesses.

We have waited patiently and now the trees are fully established and growing quite well. The canopy is quickly becoming large enough where we can begin planting under the trees, starting next year 2014.
The Non-Profit SYV Botanic Garden is seeking donations towards a Potting Shed, designed by Arcadia Studio.
A composting area is included in the plans as well as earthwork casting boxes and storage for tools.

The potting shed will be of educational use, where students from SYV Schools and Valley residents will learn the art of propagation and later help assist the botanic garden with planting the plants.
The permit process will begin as soon as the funds are available.

If you or someone you know would like to help fund this project and/or become a volunteer, please call 350-0360 for details.

Thank you!
Santa Ynez Botanic Garden

We are so excited that Lon Etzel will be displaying his sculpture
at the Santa Ynez Botanic Garden
“California Earthquakes Indian Legend”

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The Story behind the Sculpture…

While on a trip to see the La Perisima Mission in Lompoc, CA, Lon watched a reenactment put on by the Chumash Indians. One of the men told him an old Chumash myth that has stuck with him all his life. In a time long ago, some ordinary tortoises burrowed underground to escape the summer heat, and hibernate for the winter. The Indians believe that some of the tortoises waited too long before returning to the sea and were trapped under the earth. They continued to grow until the entire land mass of California rode on their backs. These tortoises grew so large and became cramped together, pushing and snapping at one another causing the earth to tremble, creating an earthquake. Decades after hearing the fascinating tale, Lon was inspired to create this magnificent sculpture. The detail and character of this piece is extraordinary.

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Tier I and II Outdoor Classroon and Garden Photos

Apr 19, 2011 by s’Cool Gardens ~ Cultivating the Future ~ SBCC Center for Sustainability

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