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 Members' Preview Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party

September 30, 2016

Sold out! 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

October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Best selection of drought tolerant, waterwise plants to replace your lawn.

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (October)

October 8, 2016

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

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Painting from the CA Island Symposium Call for artists: Shark Harbor by Jeff Horn

Island Art Exhibition Opening Reception

October 11, 2016

Get a Sneak Peak of this month long exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery

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Painting from the CA Island Symposium Call for artists: Shark Harbor by Jeff Horn

Island Art Exhibition

October 12, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Explore creative practices at the intersection of art and science. Hours open to the public TBD.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Free Seniors Day (October)

October 17, 2016

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

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 12, 2016

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

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image of the 20th Annual SBBG Holiday Marketplace event, November 2014

Holiday Marketplace

November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016

A family tradition with local artisan gifts, music and kids activities

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Woman with wreath

Free Seniors Day (December)

December 19, 2016

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

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Image of California Poppy. Honorable mention in SBBG Photo Contest, 2013 taken by David Dobreski

Free Seniors Day (February)

February 20, 2017

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

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