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Please review our recent press releases:

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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Santa Barbara Beer Garden – Sold Out

February 10, 2015

The Santa Barbara Beer Garden on February 28th is sold out, just two weeks after tickets went on sale to the public.  This is only the second year the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has offered this unique tasting tour, featuring ten local craft beers paired with specific sections of the Garden.  A VIP ticket was added this year to help raise more money to support elementary school tours and nature based programs for children at the Garden.

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Volunteers Needed to Track Effects of Climate on Plant Life Cycle

January 28, 2015

WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the California Phenology Project

WHAT: Citizen Scientists Training for national climate change tracking project

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 1:00pm-5:00pm

WHERE: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


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Seed the Future Campaign Exceeds Goal

January 27, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA –January 27, 2015

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that the Seed the Future Comprehensive Campaign exceeded its goal and raised $14,944,536.  These funds are already being used to expand and renovate gardens; enrich work in conservation and education with new, modern facilities; and increase the Garden’s long-term sustainability.


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Holiday Marketplace at the Garden Keeps Nature in the Season

October 29, 2014

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace, generously sponsored by Perry Ford of Santa Barbara, is on November 22 and 23, from 10am to 4pm. Shop, explore and discover in the Garden’s beautiful natural setting: shop surrounded by 78 acres of California native plants; explore handcrafted gifts from over 30 artisans; discover the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.

This year’s Holiday Marketplace features

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