Painting Heave by Cynthia James

The Secret Life of Flowers

August 6, 2018 - November 26, 2018

Cynthia James paints in oil on wood panels and copper playing with reality in a magical style combining techniques used by Bosch and Audubon with a fantastical contemporary edge. Experience the magic in her new exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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California Naturalist Program

September 5, 2018 - November 14, 2018

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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image of Song sparrow in the Meadow at SBBG, photo by Ian K. Ross

Morning Bird Walk (September)

September 19, 2018

Join Rebecca Coulter in watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Yoga in the Garden (September)

September 19, 2018

Spaces still avaliable.  Please register at the class.

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Image of California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

California's Iconic Flora

September 20, 2018

Book Signing & Lecture: Join Dr. Matt Ritter, botany professor and author of the new book California Plants, for a visual tour and celebration of California's iconic native flora.

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Designing with Water Wise Natives

September 22, 2018

Learn the steps professional designers use to assure that the finished garden is beautiful, useful and sustainable.

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Image of Blaksley Boulder taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Garden Tour: Shaping Santa Barbara

September 22, 2018

Learn about the forces that created our current local Santa Barbara landscape on this geologic walk around the Garden.

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Image of Fraser Point on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Fry's Harbor: Santa Cruz Island Day Trip

September 23, 2018

SOLD OUT. Join us for a very special trip to Fry's Harbor on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Explore the rocky beach that was the site of the rock quarry used to build the breakwater in the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party

September 28, 2018

Kick off our month-long native plant sale with a members-only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

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Image of Fall Plant sale taken by Stacy Bloodworth

Fall Native Plant Sale

September 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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