The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award is Dr. Peter White, a botanist with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. 

Few people think of botanical gardens as leaders in conservation, but Dr. White is credited with redefining the scope of botanic gardens to emphasize conservation, sustainability, and their role as a healing interface with nature. The award will be presented at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual Conservation Symposium on November 6th.