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 the Children's Maze taken by Randy Wright

Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour

May 1, 2016

Cultivating the Wild Comes Home!

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Image of Picnic basket in flowers at the Garden taken by Rebecca Mordini

Mother's Day Poppy Picnic

May 8, 2016

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

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Tea House and Garden Closed (May)

May 14, 2016

TEA HOUSE CLOSED! Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Bonsai Festival

May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016

The Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara presents its annual show of artistically trained miniature trees.

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Tea House and Garden (June)

June 11, 2016

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

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Free Seniors Day (June)

June 20, 2016

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

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2nd Annual Member Appreciation Month

July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

For the entire month of July, the Garden is celebrating its members!

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Image of container garden taken by Don Matsumoto

Member Event: Pot a Plant

July 9, 2016

Members are invited to create their very own dish garden

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Member Event: Full Moon Hike

July 19, 2016

Members are invited to join us for this special opportunity to see the Garden under the light of a full moon.

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Member Event: Tequila Sunset

July 21, 2016

This upper-level member event includes tequila, margaritas, and cuisine

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