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Current Events at SBBG

Current & Upcoming Programs, Events & Special Offers not to miss!

To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

Celebrate California native plants with us!

Special Membership Promotion

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Purchase a new membership or renew your current membership now to receive this offer!

Buy your membership online -or- call our Membership Department (805) 682-4726 ext. 110

New Volunteer Orientation: December 1

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Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a Garden volunteer?

Learn More about the SBBG Volunteer Program

Volunteer orientations are held every month on the first Monday.

  • Learn about the diverse volunteer opportunities and the simple steps required to get started
  • Experienced volunteers are welcome to attend 
  • Bring a friend and get the behind the scenes tour!

Celebrate California native plants with us!

A Hort & Hops Workshop Series

Where can you learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants than with our Garden experts in these hands-on workshops? All workshops include a related Garden tour; enjoy a beer and chips & salsa during the last 30 minutes of each class.

Close Encounters with the Insect World  Saturday January 10  2:00-5:00 pm  Click here for more information

Manzanitas in the Garden  Saturday, January 17 2:00-5:00 pm  Click here for more information

Habitat Gardens: Native Plants for Beneficial Insects, Birds and Other Animals  Saturday, January 24  2:00-4:00 pm  Click here for more information

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Receive the Garden’s biweekly e-newsletter to learn about the latest newsworthy information related to SBBG. Stay informed and up-to-date:

  • featured events and classes
  • Garden Shop specials

Shop Amazon Smile & Support the Garden!

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is enrolled in the AmazonSmile program

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Garden.