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Image of Squash Bee taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees

August 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp’s crisp macro photographs bring you closer to the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of wild bees and illustrate the unique relationship between native plants, crops, and bees.

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Image of Manzanita taken by Betsy Collins

Pruning Natives Demystified

November 18, 2017

Take some of the mystery out of pruning and maintaining your natives with this informative workshop led by Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed. 

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Image of Tilted rock exposure in marine terrace taken by Susie Bartz

Rising Terraces and Flowing Waters

November 18, 2017

Leadbetter to La Mesa: Join Susie Bartz to explore Santa Barbara’s beachfront and our iconic coastal Mesa.

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Painting by Kevin Gleason

Gleason-Potter Exhibition

December 1, 2017 - March 26, 2018

Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Image of Eastward view of bluffs taken by Susie Bartz

Geology of the Carpinteria Bluffs

December 2, 2017

Explore the dynamic geology of the marine terrace locally known as the Carpinteria Bluffs.

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Image of Herbarium specimen taken by Emily Sanders

Plant Pressing: Part 2

December 2, 2017

Join local Herbalist, Emily Sanders, on a hands on workshop to make herb pressings for the learning herbarium and personal use.

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Image of Teen working on grounds taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (December)

December 4, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (December)

December 6, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (December)

December 9, 2017

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Image of woman holding wreath made at SBBG

Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands

December 9, 2017

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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