Current Events at SBBG
SBBG Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, May 4
Our month-long California native plant sale ends May 4, with new shipments arriving weekly!
Spring Membership Drive: April, 2014
Purchase a new membership (or renew your current membership) before April 30 and automatically be entered to win 1 of 5 wine & cheese picnic backpacks along with two complimentary tickets to a Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Prize retail value $100 each. Winners will be selected and notified on May 12.
Annual Members Picnic: April 23 & 24
This year the Garden will be hosting the Members Picnic on two consecutive evenings:
Wednesday, April 23 is SOLD OUT
Sign up for Thursday, April 24
Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series: May 17 - September 20
May 17 - June 21 - July 19 - August 16 - September 20
For its fourth year, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Wine and Cheese Botanic Lecture Series is bringing together the local scientific community for talks about Santa Barbara ecology, ancient horticultural methods, sharks, and much more. Each lecture begins with delicious appetizers, a wine tasting, and conversation with one of our local sponsoring vintners in the Garden’s Courtyard.
Introductuction to California's Plant Families: May 2 - June 6
Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants.
Become familiar with the characteristics of our most common California plant families. Learn More
Garden Allies Workshop: Saturday, May 24
Learn how to recognize the beneficial insects that keep pests in check, as well as the native bees and flies that pollinate flowers. This hands-on workshopwill be taught by Frederique Lavoipierre, SBBG Education Program Manager and author of the “Garden Allies” series for Pacific Horticulture magazine.
Register for the Garden Allies Workshop
Garden Design & Strategies for Drought: May 31
Join us for these individual native plant garden workshops, or register for both and make a day of it!
Landscape for Life: 5-week course, October 14 - November 11
How to work with nature in your garden
Classes will meet on October 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 11
Our newest certificate program was developed at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Five classes cover all aspects of sustainable landscape, including soil and water resources, plant choices, design and installation. Focus on the use of native plants in drought-tolerant, ecologically healthy home gardens. Learn More
Special Membership 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
Campaign Tours by Golf Cart—Reserve Your Spot Today!
The Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is raising much-needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden’s comprehensive campaign, we’d be happy to take you on a private golf cart tour.
- Tours are offered for up to three guests at a time
- 9:00am -or- 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by special appointment
- Reserve your spot now: email the Registrar, or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102
Shop Amazon Smile & Support the Garden!
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is enrolled in the Amazon Smile program.
This program gives you a simple and automatic way to support SBBG and California's native plants every time you shop! 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.
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