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Botanic Garden Gets Insurance Payout

Chubb agrees to pay $6.8 million for Jesusita Fire damage. Read story.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ed Schneider to Leave Botanic Garden

UPDATED, TUESDAY, 3:30 p.m. Head of Santa Barbara institution departs for University of Minnesota. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., February 22, 2010
Updated 3:34 p.m., February 23, 2010

High Noon in the Garden of Controversy

Deep inside the fight over the future of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Ups and Downs for Botanic Garden

Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission rejects meadow terrace, approves buildings. Read story.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whose Canyon?

This is to inform the public of recent unsafe situations created by actions of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Read story.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Botanic Garden Plan Approved

County Planning Commission votes in favor of controversial "Vital Mission Plan"; appeal "highly likely." Read story.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teahouse's Roji on Mend

Botanic Garden foliage that preserved serenity at ShinKanAn burned, bringing traffic noise to tea ceremony. Read story.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Botanic Gardens 9-24

Smooth sailing turned to rough waters for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Vital Mission Plan-the project to further develop and enhance the garden that's been jumping through hoops for nearly five years. Read story.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Frustration Grows for Botanic Garden Volunteers

Five months after more than 60 altruists started a strike to protest mismanagement, there's still no resolution in sight. Read story.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Botanic Garden Plan Closer to Reality

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's controversial "Vital Mission Plan"-a proposal that seeks to build 25,000 square feet of new construction-inched closer to reality last week as the County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission voted 4-1 to conceptually approve the project with some amendments. Read story.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Botanic Garden Plan Steps Closer to Reality

County Planning Commission conceptually approves project with changes; next hearing on September 16. Read story.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Landmarks Panel Rebukes Botanic Garden Changes

County's Historic Landmark Advisory Commission sends strong letter to Planning Commission. Read story.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Botanic Garden Plan Presented to County

Planning Commission hears from Garden officials and public over controversial development. Read story.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Botanic Garden Director Speaks

Ed Schneider discusses controversial Vital Mission Plan and more. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How Our Botanic Garden Grows

Current leadership yearns for facilities, but many aren't pleased Read story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009