Events

Garden members and visitors enjoy many events sponsored by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden throughout the year. Whether at the Garden or in the community, these events remain one of the Garden’s most popular attractions and often sell out. 
Contact the SBBG Registrar or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 102

To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (June)

June 11, 2016

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

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Photographer and Matilija Poppies

Free Seniors Day (June)

June 20, 2016

Welch-Ryce-Haider wants you to be our special guests to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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image of Garden guests enjoying a magical evening in the Garden, photo by Eric M. Isaacs

Member Event: New Members Reception & Behind-the Scenes Tour

June 22, 2016

The Garden loves its members and wants to give back as a token of appreciation!

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2nd Annual Member Appreciation Month

July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

For the entire month of July, the Garden is celebrating its members!

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Image of container garden taken by Don Matsumoto

Member Event: Pot a Plant

July 9, 2016

Members are invited to create their very own dish garden

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image of Members on the Full Moon Hike taken by Randy Wright

Member Event: Full Moon Hike

July 19, 2016

Members are invited to join us for this special opportunity to see the Garden under the light of a full moon.

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Member Event: Tequila Sunset

July 21, 2016

This upper-level member event includes tequila, margaritas, and cuisine

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Hand washing ceremony at Japanese Tea House

Member Event: ShinKanAn Tea Ceremony

July 26, 2016

Choose from 3 times to enjoy a special members only tea ceremony

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Trails 'n' Tails

August 13, 2016

It's awesome being a dog at the Garden! Garden visitors will receive one free admission per leashed dog to enjoy a number of exciting doggie activities!

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The Blaksley Library

Free Seniors Day (August)

August 15, 2016

Welch-Ryce-Haider wants you to be our special guests to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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