SLO Botanical Garden


Help Us Grow the Garden for Future Generations!

Your donation will help us to continue to develop sustainable garden collections and unique horticultural experiences that enrich and enlighten the community around us. Together, we stay rooted in the community while growing toward our future Garden.

There are many areas where your gift will help us grow.

Tax-deductible contributions of every size play a vital role in growing a world-class garden focused on the five Mediterranean climate zones. For further details or to discuss other giving opportunities please email or call (805) 541-1400 x 303.

Grow Access & Create Solid Ground

Thanks to a generous grant from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, the walkways and patios surrounding the Education Center are now paved providing greater access to the Oak Glen Pavilion, Children’s Garden, restrooms, Gift Shop, and Garden offices.

But that’s not all! Pathways throughout the Garden are still difficult to traverse. We need additional funds to create beautiful and universally-accessible walkways and outdoor spaces.


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Will you help? A gift of $250 will purchase a 6” x 6” commemorative tile, and a gift of $500 will purchase an 8” x 8” tile. Donors can personalize their tiles with their own text and choose from a selection of nature-themed logos. Businesses and organizations have the option of including their pre-approved logos. Click on the tile to start designing your own today.

Become a Sustaining Member of the Perennial Guild

Focused on sustaining the roots of the Garden, the Perennial Guild is the newest membership level for top donors. Each Perennial Guild member has committed to give at least $1,000 per year for the next three years in cash donations to support Garden operations. Some of the many benefits of joining the Perennial Guild include: unlimited complimentary Garden access for you and your family and friends, exclusive access to member-only events and activities, special distinction and recognition in Garden promotions, and so much more!

If you would like to learn more about this incredible opportunity to sustain the Garden’s legacy, please reach out to Dana Sundblad at

Donate to the Weaving Restoration Garden

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is creating a new garden space that is useful for teaching the natural and cultural history of our region while restoring the natural landscape. This multi-year project will provide the community with a new garden that featuring 20 plants of significance chosen in cooperation with ytt Chumash. The garden will honor and celebrate traditional uses of native plants and the cultures that tend to and use them. 

Other Ways to Give

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The garden is open daily.