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Please review our recent press releases:

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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Free Admission to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for Military

August 21, 2015



WHO:             The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

WHAT:          Free admission for active duty military and up to five family members

WHEN:          Now through Labor Day, Monday September 7

WHERE:       1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA

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Let Your Dog Treat You at the Botanic Garden

July 16, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA – July, 2015 – You love to treat your dog, but now your dog can treat you to free admission to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for Trails ‘n’ Tails, Saturday, August 15, 10am – 3pm. Leashed dogs are always welcome at the Garden, but in honor of National Dog Day the Garden throws a big party to celebrate our canine friends. Each leashed dog gets one person in for free! Dog-centric activities will include: 


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Staycation Santa Barbara

July 14, 2015

There is still time to take your family on a fabulous vacation that includes: hiking in the coastal redwoods, looking for water in the mojave desert, climbing mountains for ocean views, learning a bit of history, and exploring in wooded valleys. You might even want to add a quick trip to Japan for a Japanese tea ceremony.

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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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