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 SBBG Spring Plant Sale in the Courtyard and Garden Growers Nursery

Spring Native Plant Sale Members' Friday

March 31, 2017

The Spring Plant Sale opens to SBBG Members on Friday, March 31 and continues through April 30 for everyone!

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Tidy Tips at the SBBG Spring Native Plant Sale

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Don't miss the great selection of native plants and water wise color.

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Volunteer Orientation (April)

April 3, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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image of Garden Members Picnic, under the Meadow Oaks at SBBG

Members Picnic

April 6, 2017

Members Only: Celebrating our members with BBQ, games, and friends. Great for the whole family!

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Teahouse and Garden (April)

April 8, 2017

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

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Artwork by Jane Gottlieb, Easy Living

Jane Gottlieb's Fantasy Gardens

April 14, 2017 - July 4, 2017

The Garden's Gallery will host the inaugural exhibition of Jane Gottlieb’s stunning and marvelous garden photographs - magical images from around the world that transcend the norms of both reality and color.

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Chris Potter painting a Meadow scene

Free Seniors Day (April)

April 17, 2017

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

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Volunteer Orientation (May)

May 1, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (May)

May 13, 2017

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

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Image of Mother's Day Poppy Picnic taken by Jake Tunzi

Mother's Day Picnic

May 14, 2017

Treat your mother to a unique Mother’s Day at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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