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Wild Bees at the Botanic Garden

August 7, 2017

Wild Bees will arrive at the Botanic Garden next week in the form of an exhibition featuring photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman. 

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Trails 'n' Tails at botanic garden

July 19, 2017

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will host its ninth annual Trails 'n' Tails from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at the garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road.

The event includes hiking, a costume parade, photo booth, pet adoptions, therapy dogs, caricature drawings, training demonstrations on pet safety and access to canine experts and community resources.

Admission is free with a dog on a leash. Well-behaved canines on a leash are always welcome at the garden.

For more information, call the garden at 682-4726.

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Dog Nose Best

July 1, 2017

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mission Canyon, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's 5.5 miles of trails and 78 acres of stunning California native plant displays beckon to be explored by you and your dog. However, the Garden is more than just a pretty place. We are dedicated to research, education, and conservation of California native plants. We work to understand native plants, protect them, and restore species, habitats and ecosystems that provide us with the basic necessities of life. With scientists at the helm of our conservation research, where do dogs fit in?

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Photo of Bruce Reed in Garden Meadow by Paul Wellmann

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Water-Wise Ways

June 8, 2017

Are you a gardener seeking to cut down on water bills, conserve precious reservoir water, and beautify your home? Consider visiting the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's (SBBG) new Water-Wise Home Garden, a drought-resistant plant panoply of colorful California natives. The garden surrounds the original caretaker's cottage, a Sears Roebuck kit house constructed in 1926, adjacent SBBG's nursery, where many of the plants on display may be taken home to make your own water-wise showpiece.

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