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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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image of Congress Representative, Lois Capps (CA-24) at podium for press conference at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ~ photo by Ryan Henson, photo courtesy

Central Coast Heritage Protection Act Press Conference Held at Garden

May 15, 2014

On May 15, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) selected the Garden to unveil the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act

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