Image of watercolor painting by Don Matsumoto

Painting the Natives

April 1, 2016 - May 6, 2016

Capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolor.

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Image of Dudleya pulverulenta taken by Betsy Collins

Introduction to California Plant Families

April 15, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Mary Carroll leads this overview of common California plant families

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Image of caterpillar taken by Frederique Lavoipierre

Citizen Science Club (May)

May 3, 2016

Would you like to learn more about citizen science at the Garden?

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Image of Picnic basket in flowers at the Garden taken by Rebecca Mordini

Mother's Day Poppy Picnic

May 8, 2016

Treat your mother to a unique Poppy Picnic this Mother’s Day at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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Image of Lilium humboldtii subsp ocellatum. Copyright Vorobik from A Flora of Santa Cruz Island

Botanical Drawing

May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Learn the basics for creating botanical drawings from Linda Vorobik

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Image of Botanic illustration by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik

Botanical Illustration Series with Linda Vorobik

May 14, 2016 - June 5, 2016

We are excited to announce two fabulous botanical illustration workshops by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik

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Picture of Tea House

Tea House and Garden Closed (May)

May 14, 2016

TEA HOUSE CLOSED! Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Picture of the North Coast, Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island Trip

May 16, 2016 - May 19, 2016

SOLD OUT! Visit Santa Cruz Island with the Garden for this 4-day trip

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (May)

May 17, 2016

CNPS welcomes Director of Education, Frederique Lavoipierre

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image of a white throated sparrow in the Garden, photo by Daryl Metzger

Spring Morning Bird Walk (May)

May 18, 2016

Join Jared Dawson, stepping in for Rebecca Coulter, watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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