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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 

image of Porter Trail in winter, snow on La Cumbre Peak, photo by Dara Emery

Specialty Tour: Native Plants for the Home Garden

September 20, 2014

Learn about planning a beautiful, drought-tolerant home garden, and how you can bring the beauty of native plants to your own home flower garden

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Members-only Fall Plant Sale Preview Party

September 26, 2014

An early opportunity to shop for natives in a peaceful environment and purchase hard-to-find items at this event’s silent auction.

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Museum Day Live! at SBBG

September 27, 2014
On Saturday September 27, 2014, the Garden will offer free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket

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Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale 2014

September 27, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Presents the 2014 John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award (Photo by Ines Roberts)

2014 John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award Dinner

October 2, 2014

Please join the Garden as we honor Dr. Claire Kremen

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New Volunteer Orientation

October 6, 2014

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a Garden volunteer? Learn about the diverse volunteer opportunities and the simple steps required to get started

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Installing drip irrigation

Hands-on Drip Irrigation Workshop

October 18, 2014

Join the City of Santa Barbara’s Cathie Pare in a hand-on class focused on understanding drip irrigation systems.

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image of books and wildflowers "Botanical Book Group"

Environmental Book Club

October 20, 2014

The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 4-5:30pm.

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New Volunteer Orientation

November 3, 2014

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a Garden volunteer? Learn about the diverse volunteer opportunities and the simple steps required to get started.

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image of Santa shopping at the SBBG Holiday Marketplace

Holiday Marketplace 2014

November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014

November 21-23, 2014: Come shop in this beautiful outdoor setting as the Garden’s Courtyard is transformed into a veritable Santa’s workshop!

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