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 from Wishes in the Walls event taken by Kristen Hehnke

Volunteer Orientation (August)

August 7, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Image taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees Opening Reception

August 8, 2017

Celebrate the opening of our next exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Image of Squash Bee taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees

August 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp’s crisp macro photographs bring you closer to the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of wild bees and illustrate the unique relationship between native plants, crops, and bees.

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Image of Corgi Garden Member taken by Kristen Hehnke, Veils & Tails Photography

Trails 'n' Tails

August 12, 2017

The Garden is going to the dogs! Celebrate our favorite four-legged friends at this annual event.

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Picture of Tea Ceremony

Teahouse and Garden (August)

August 12, 2017

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

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The Blaksley Library

Free Seniors Day (August)

August 21, 2017

Take an Aerial Tour of Historic Santa Barbara Estates

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (September)

September 9, 2017

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 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 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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