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 Tea Ceremony taken by Randy Wright

Teahouse and Garden (September)

September 8, 2018

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

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Image of Members' Preview Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party

September 28, 2018

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 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

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 1, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (October)

October 13, 2018

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

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Image of Poppy by David Dobreski

Free Senior Day (October)

October 17, 2018

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

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

Volunteer Orientation (November)

November 5, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 10, 2018

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

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Image of Teen working on grounds taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (December)

December 3, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Demeter the Goddess of Harvest by Lenore Tolegian Hughes

The Reason For The Seasons

December 6, 2018 - March 31, 2019

What is the Reason for the Seasons? Ancient Greek mythology offers an answer, according to local artist Lenore Tolegian Hughes, it is deep and passionate love.

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