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Garden Explorations for Families

May 27, 2015

Don’t leave your children inside playing video games on Saturday mornings when they could be exploring the great outdoors at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s summer Garden Explorations series.  Saturday mornings from June through August, the Garden will host a new nature adventure for families which includes guided outdoor explorations and wraps up with time in the lab seeing a new perspective through microscopes and other fun activities.

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Free Senior’s Day at the Santa Barbara Botanic

March 18, 2015

WHO:             The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in partnership with Welch-Ryce-Haider 

WHAT:          Free Admission to the Garden for Seniors over the age of 60

WHEN:          Wednesdays,

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Saxon Holt holding camera

Saxon Holt Shares the Secrets to Native Garden Photography

March 16, 2015

 “Native plant gardens needn’t be a mess,” according to acclaimed garden photographer Saxon Holt.  The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is bringing Holt to the Santa Barbara area on April 11 to share his stunning native landscape photographs and on April 12 to work with a limited number of serious photographers on their own outdoor photography skills.

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Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour

March 13, 2015

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has put together a truly unique version of its annual Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour. Heading out to the Santa Ynez Valley in limousine buses, the tour goes behind the scenes to explore very different approaches to sustainable landscaping.

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Spring for Native Color in Your Garden

March 6, 2015

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's annual Spring Native Plant Sale starts Saturday, April 4 and runs through Sunday, May 3, every day from 10am to 5:30pm. The Garden Growers Nursery at the Botanic Garden always has a good selection of native plants, but during the Spring Native Plant Sale, more than 6,000 plants and 500 different varieties are available. Whether you are interested in beautiful flowers, attracting butterflies or converting to a drought tolerant landscape, you will find just what you need.

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