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South Coast Botanic Garden Opens New Conservation Center

For over 90 years, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens have been conserving and displaying native plants.

But in 2009, the devastating Jesusita Fire burned east from the Santa Barbara hills, destroying part of the facility known as the Gane House, along with rare plants.

Now the facility is staging a comeback, with a new $14 million Seed the Future campaign.

It is opening the new Pritzlaff Conservation Center, with rare and endangered native plants in what's called the "conservation garden."

Charles Pritzlaff was  trustee from 1991-2003.

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