Recent News

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2015 Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture Series

April 29, 2015

Now in its fifth year, the Wine and Cheese Lectures are a fun way to relax with friends and engage with interesting speakers who share their unique perspectives on the natural world.

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Bugs Eating Plants

September 15, 2014

Tips for growing a native garden that supports bugs eating plants (and still looks good)

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image of woman dancing in the wildflower meadow at SBBG (Gina Benesh) ~ SBBG 'Happy in the Garden' video clip

Happy in the Garden!

May 31, 2014

The Garden gets "Happy" with it's video version of the Pharrell Williams hit.
Happiness is a room without a roof ~ Come celebrate California native plants in the Garden with us!

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image of California native plant home garden featuring hummingbird sage(Salvia spathacea) ~ photo by Lawrence Wallin, courtesy

Drought Tolerant -AND- Beautiful

May 23, 2014

Changing attitudes and behaviors about California natives and long-term drought starts with each of us.

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Wine in the Garden

Fall Wine Raffle

May 20, 2014

Got Wine? Share a bottle (or 2) with the Garden! The Garden will raffle cases of wine donated by supporters, like you - and we’re collecting bottles now.

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