On March 19, the first day of spring, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara transforms into the “Botanic Biltmore.” This year the team celebrates spring with a myriad of offers that showcase the Resort’s lush jungle gardens, decadent dining and transformative spa treatments while featuring the bounty of local produce and artisanal purveyors.
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  • Saturdays, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Farmer’s Market Culinary Excursion

    Relish a truly local food adventure with Executive Chef Michael Patria as your guide. After visiting the local Santa Barbara farmer’s market to select fresh ingredients for the day’s menu, it’s back to the kitchen for a private, hands-on cooking class. Your journey concludes with a delectable four-course lunch, paired with premium local wines, in the stunning oceanfront setting of Bella Vista. USD 600 per couple. Available for guests and locals, reservations must be made a week in advance through Concierge.
  • Smiling gardener Zeke tends to a bush of flowers as a tower looms in the background
    Tuesdays at 11:00 am

    Garden Tour with Zeke

    Our gardens, originally designed by Lockwood de Forrest, flourish with the help of a 15 gardener-team, led by Landscape Manager Ezequiel “Zeke” Gil. Zeke is a fixture at the Resort, overseeing more than 3,000 plant species for more than 30 years. Gain an up-close and personal look on a guided tour, where Zeke will introduce you to 48 of the Resort’s rarest specimens, including the mountain bush cabbage Cussonia, yellow birds of paradise and the bird-catcher Pisonia. Complimentary to guests. Contact the Concierge to reserve.

Spring Activities

March 23 through April 12, the Resort celebrates spring break with a plethora of activities for the whole family.
  • Wood patio chair with striped cushion around round brick fire pit on balcony overlooking forest

    S’mores in the garden

  • Hotel staff member holding a tray of colorful arrival popsicles

    Poolside popsicles

  • A bundle of greenery wrapped in green floral tape

    Herb blending

  • Smiling man, woman and young girl sit in tall grass by picnic basket on sunny day

    Spring picnic

Picnic Basket with Chef’s Seasonal Spring Menu Items
Order through In-Room Dining. Daily
S’mores in the Garden
Tuesdays Saturdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Secret Garden
Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to join us in the Chef’s Garden to plant a flower in the on-property garden or in their own decorated pot to take home with them. Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Popsicle Social
Cool off by the Jungle Pool and enjoy a complimentary popsicle with flavours like Chef’s Garden Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange. Fridays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Movie Night
Join us for a film on the Coral Casino Pool Deck, and indulge in botanic cocktails and snacks like the Chef’s Garden Herb Popcorn. Fridays 8:00 pm
Olive Oil & Chef’s Garden Herb Blending
Saturdays 4:00 pm
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Bed and Breakfast

Start each day with a signature Four Seasons breakfast.

Garden Room open glass doors to sunny balcony, green lamp, pillow, headboard over bed


    • Full American breakfast for two daily through In-Room Dining or in Bella Vista Restaurant
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    Botanical Bounty

    • Bowl of soup with colorful, tropical garnishes

      Seasonal Dishes

      Join us at Bella Vista and savour Executive Chef Michael Patria’s spring menu with highlights including Alaskan Crab and Spring Pea Campanelle, Pear and Beet Salad, Santa Barbara Uni and more.
    • A stemmed glass of a white tropical cocktail topped with flowers

      Springtime Cocktails

      Enjoy a botanical beverage at Ty Lounge, featuring It Gets Better with Thyme, Perfectly Pear, Botanic Biltmore, the non-alcoholic Chef’s Garden Refresher and more.

    Spring Relaxation

    Santa Barbara Citrus Massage

    Using Santa Barbara Grapeseed Company’s citrus oil with brightening and toning ingredients, our skilled therapists will perform a blend of massage techniques to rejuvenate tense muscles and relieve stress for a sense of wellbeing.

    Biltmore Botanical Body Scrub

    Exfoliate and nourish your skin – our organic sugar scrub with finely ground, locally-sourced, dried botanicals, including chamomile, calendula, lavender, rose, hibiscus and orange peel will reveal refined, softer and smoother skin.

    Coconut Citrus Milk Bath

    Immerse yourself in our luxurious coconut milk bath that hydrates your skin. Kaolin clay, honey extract and fine seal salt relax and soften skin while slices of blood orange and Meyer lemon from our on-property chef’s garden brighten and tone to reveal glowing skin.

    We can arrange virtually anything. +1 (805) 565-8299