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Please review our recent press releases:

The Magic of the Holiday Season at the Holiday Marketplace Nov. 18-20

November 3, 2016

Local handmade gifts in the beauty of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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Island Art Exhibit Opening Reception October 11, Free

October 3, 2016


Richard   Schloss, Oil   Title: "West End, Santa Cruz Island

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Island Art Exhibition at the Pritzlaff Conservation Center at the Garden on October 11th from 6-7:30pm. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served as guests enjoy the art and the views of the Channel Islands.  The event is free, but registration is required. The exhibition will be on display at the Garden through November 6, 2016.  

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Free Admission to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

September 20, 2016

On Saturday, September 24th The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will open its doors, free of charge, to visitors with a Museum Day Live pass.  This annual event allows visitors to choose from over 1400 museums and cultural institutions in a national celebration of culture and learning.  Visitors must download a free pass at the Museum Day Live website, The pass is good for free admission for two at participating venues for one day only.

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Botanic Garden Chooses Native Choice Awardee

September 14, 2016

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to present this year’s Native Choice Award for leadership in the use of California native plants to Martin and Elizabeth Stevenson for their residence at 845 Norma Way. Incorporating more than 40 different types of California native plants, the Stevenson property takes full advantage of our state’s rich botanic diversity to create a distinctly Californian sense of place.  The award will be presented at the Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Presentation on September 25, 2016.

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Fall for Natives at the Botanic Garden Sale

September 12, 2016

Santa Barbara, CA – September 2016

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual Fall Native Plant Sale opens to the public at noon on October 1st and runs all month, daily from 10am to 5pm. Classes throughout the month provide expert advice to create and care for a beautiful water-sipping garden. This is the largest selection of native plants on the Central Coast with over 6,000 plants and 400 different varieties. Garden admission is not required to visit the sale.

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