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 

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Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party

September 29, 2017

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 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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Image of Franklin School Tour in the Redwoods taken by Barbara Conway

Volunteer Orientation (October)

October 2, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Teahouse and Garden (October)

October 14, 2017

CLOSED: This month, the ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden will be closed for a special class.

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Image of Poppy by David Dobreski

Free Senior Day (October)

October 16, 2017

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

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Photo of boy running through Manzanita Section by Jake Longstreth

Fall Family Day

November 4, 2017

The Garden is having a day dedicated to kids and their families to encourage everyone to spend more time outdoors. Fall Family Day is a special event to celebrate the fall planting season while benefiting the Garden's core programs for education, conservation, and horticulture.

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Image of Volunteers counting rings on redwood round taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (November)

November 6, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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BranchOut

November 11, 2017

Experience BranchOut, California's first outdoor escape room (Ages 7+). BranchOut designs games that give kids an experience in nature they will never forget. 

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Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 11, 2017

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

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Painting by Chris Potter

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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