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At Santa Barbara Beautiful, we believe that the aesthetics of a place matter. Since 1965, Santa Barbara Beautiful has planted over 12,000 trees, provided over five hundred thousand dollars in grants to support local art and design projects, funded scholarships to students majoring in environmental horticulture, and celebrated numerous individuals, residences, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional efforts to make Santa Barbara beautiful.

Fifteen years in the making, we have completed and are proud to present the Santa Barbara Beautiful History Project: Past Presidents’ Oral History “In Their Own Voice” – Volume 1. Jump to Issuu today to take a look, or download the PDF.

Learn about Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2020 Golden Leaf Awards for innovative local beautification efforts during the pandemic. Read press coverage by Voice Magazine and the Santa Barbara News-Press.

We are also pleased to offer our SB Independent insert, delivering a fresh new snapshot of our presence in the community.

Share the stories of individuals and organizations setting great examples, volunteer or support our grants program to improve the community today and inspire the next generation to care for Santa Barbara’s future. Tree lovers, discover our complete Tree of the Month article series. Explore our Showcase of award winners and grant recipients. Read our Spring 2020 newsletter, the New Leaf.

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The New Leaf - Santa Barbara Beautiful Newsletter - Spring 2020


Street Trees


Years Volunteer Leadership


Awards Presented


Community Projects (Dollars)


Last Friday in April

National Arbor Day

Last Week in May – Memorial Day

I Madonnari:
Postponed until 2021

September 2020

Golden Leaf Awards Announced | 2020 Gala Canceled

Santa Barbara Beautiful, Committed to:

Education, Architecture, Public Art & the Environment