Press Room

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Are you looking for what’s happening in the Garden? This section of our website was created for your convenience. For further information, or to request high-resolution images or broadcast quality B-roll, please contact our Communications Manager at 805-690-1132 extension 132.

Please review our recent press releases:

image of Dr. Steve Windhager, Executive Director of the  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Getty Leadership Institute Selects Dr. Steve Windhager for the 2014 Executive Education Program

April 10, 2014

Prestigious Cohort Includes 13 International Participants and 18 Executive Directors

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image of Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour 2014 logo over Spring wildflowers in the Meadow at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw

Native Gardens Tour

March 25, 2014

SBBG presents a self-guided driving tour. Visit specially selected private gardens in Santa Barbara and celebrate California native plants in beautiful sustainable landscapes.
Sunday, April 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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image of architectural rendering of the new Pritzlaff Conservation Center at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Golden Shovel Ceremony & Celebration

March 17, 2014

The Garden invites you to attend the “Golden Shovel Ceremony” celebrating the commencement of construction on the John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Center.
Thursday, March 20th, 2-4:00pm

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image of SBBG Courtyard filled with plants for the annual Spring Plant Sale

Save Water; Go Native!

March 13, 2014

The Garden's Annual Spring Plant Sale takes place the entire month of April! Now is the time for gardeners to plant natives in their home landscape which require significantly less water once established ~ Grow native!

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image of painting “Busy Bees” by Ray Hunter - Walk With Nature exhibition by Oak Group Artists to benefit SBBG Meadow Revival Project

Walk With Nature exhibition by Oak Group Artists

February 11, 2014

Opening on Wednesday, March 5 and continuing through Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Oak Group will hold an art exhibition to benefit the Meadow’s restoration at the Faulkner Gallery.

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