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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 

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Tequila Sunset

July 25, 2014

A summertime Garden tradition for upper-level members. Upgrade today and join the party!

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Specialty Tour: Native Plants for the Home Garden

August 2, 2014

Learn about the design and renovation of our iconic meadow and how you can bring the beauty of native plants to your own home flower garden on this

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New Volunteer Orientation

August 4, 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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Trails 'n' Tails 2014

August 23, 2014

It's awesome being a dog at SBBG! Garden visitors will receive one free admission per leashed dog to enjoy a number of exciting doggie activities!

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New Volunteer Orientation

September 1, 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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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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Fall Plant Sale 2014

September 27, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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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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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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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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Campaign Tours by Golf Cart—Reserve Your Spot Today!

image of SBBG's personal golf cart tourThe Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is raising much-needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden’s comprehensive campaign, we’d be happy to take you on a private golf cart tour.

  • Tours are offered for up to three guests at a time
  • 9:00am -or- 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by special appointment
  • Reserve your spot now: email the Registrar, or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102