Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

I have a display of landscape paintings currently on loan and displayed at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Most of them are in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center and a few are in the volunteer cottage. My membership with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden goes back 30 years, when I purchased property in Santa Barbara with my late wife, Bettine Kinney Wallin. Bettine was an avid gardener, as am I. We were determined to restore the property's native flora. Bettine was, among other volunteer jobs, a devoted docent at the Botanic Gardens until she passed in 2010. I am passionate about weeding out invasive species and work fervently to maintain a very large collection of native plantings at the house. Many of the plants came from the Garden Growers nursery.