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Please review our recent press releases:

2016 Santa Barbara Beer Garden, Saturday, February 20

January 8, 2016

Native brews and native plants make the Santa Barbara Beer Garden a beer and nature lover’s dream. If you have ever wondered what beer goes with a redwood, cicerone Zach Rosen has the answer. He has worked with local craft brewers to find, or to create, just the right beers to pair with specific spots in the Garden.  Participants enjoy a beer tasting tour with Rosen, visiting ten different stations where they taste a new beer as Rosen explains the subtleties of taste and location.  Acoustic music adds ambience while the Burger Bus satisfies the munchies.

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A Santa Barbara Tradition: the Annual Holiday Marketplace

October 22, 2015

Enjoy a classic holiday tradition and set the mood for a stress-free gift giving season at the 22nd annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace. Generously sponsored by Perry Ford of Santa Barbara, the Marketplace will be heldNovember 20, 21 and 22, from to 4pm, with live music, family friendly activities and handcrafted gifts from over 30 artisans. Admission is free to shop. Proceeds support the Garden, a nonprofit dedicated to the rich diversity of California native plants.

 New this year:

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Yarn Blasters Hit the Botanic Garden

September 10, 2015

The Yarn Blasting Babes, with the Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild, have worked their magic at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden with creative fiber art pieces offering surprising splashes of color in the Garden.  A four foot wide orange knitted poppy, the shades of blue rain funnel and giant spider webs are just a few of the fun surprises included in the nine works created by Karen Luckett’s team of renegade fiber artists and local school children.

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Fall Native Plant Sale Kicks Off Planting Season

September 2, 2015

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ushers in the fall planting season at noon on October 3rd with its annual Fall Native Plant Sale featuring a whole month of inspiration, information, and thousands of native plants for sale to the public. Speakers, such as author Robert Kourik, landscape designers Billy Goodnick and Kim True, and Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed will inform and inspire, along with many other activities.  No need to pay Garden admission to shop, just stop in from 10am to 5pm daily through November 1.

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