The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to fostering the discovery and deeper understanding of the natural world and an appreciation of the significance of nature in our lives. The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is to provide a unique, accessible and interactive environment, highlighting plants native to the Santa Ynez River watershed. The Garden will encourage community collaboration, foster new approaches to environmental education, and cultivate an appreciation of the natural world. As a source of inspiration and information, the Garden will be a venue for arts and crafts, and a peaceful refuge for visitors of all ages. The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to encouraging children to explore, adults to learn, and individuals of all ages to discover the beauty, serenity and joy of our diverse natural environment and its significance in our lives.