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At Santa Barbara Beautiful, we believe that the aesthetics of a place matter. Since 1965, Santa Barbara Beautiful has funded the planting of over 13,000 city street trees, provided over $5,000 in grants to support local art and design projects, funded scholarships to students majoring in horticulture and architecture, and celebrated numerous individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional efforts to make Santa Barbara beautiful.

2021 Golden Leaf Awards – It is with great pleasure we announce the Winners of the 2021 Golden Leaf Awards. You can download the PDF or view the Press Release.

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 our About Us page today to take a look, or download the PDF.

Take a look at the New Leaf newsletter Spring 2021 edition. Access the New Leaf archives.

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. Consider purchasing a Commemorative Plaque. Explore our Showcase of award winners and grant recipients. Read our Spring 2021 newsletter, the New Leaf.

Heath House - Winners of the Golden Leaf Award 2021 Santa Barbara Beautiful
2021 Golden Leaf Awards - Heath House
Santa Barbara Beautiful -- 2021 Video Overview
Welcome to Santa Barbara Beautiful
Produced by Dana Morrow | Roadshow Media
The New Leaf Newsletter Santa Barbara Beautiful
The New Leaf Newsletter
Moreton Bay Fig roots Santa Barbara photo David Gress
Tree of the Month
SANTA BARBARA BEAUTIFUL BY THE NUMBERS

5772
13000

Street Trees

16
55

Years Volunteer Leadership

98
500

Awards Presented

$
183976
500000

Community Projects (Dollars)

Santa Barbara Beautiful, Committed to:

Education, Architecture, Public Art & the Environment