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!

Annual Fall Plant Sale: September 27 - November 2, 2014

image of plants lined up for the Fall Plant Sale at SBBGWith thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast. Considering replacing your lawn or some of you water-loving planting beds? Most California natives are drought resistant. This event kicks-off with a ticketed Members-only preview party the night before the public sale begins.

Read more about Fall Plant Sale events

Fall Wine Raffle: September - November, 2014

image of wine bottle with Agave plant at SBBG, photo by Virginia O'ConnorGot Wine? Donate a bottle of your favorite wine and help us raise funds for the Garden.

The Garden will raffle cases of wine donated by supporters, like you - and we’re collecting bottles now!
All donations are tax deductible.

Learn more

Special Membership Promotion

image of Better Homes and Gardens magazine promotion

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: November 3, December 1

image of SBBG volunteers - Volunteer Orientation 5:00pm-6:30pm Blaksley Library

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!

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image of SBBG Meadow in spring 2014 with wildflowers in bloom ~ photo by Tricia WardlawSign up for gardENotes

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 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.