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 Kids running through maze taken by Stacy Bloodworth

BranchOut

February 4, 2017 - February 12, 2017

Work as a family to solve puzzles and follow clues in this outdoor game inspired by the popular ‘escape room’ movement.

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Volunteer Orientation (February)

February 6, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Teahouse and Garden (February)

February 11, 2017

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

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Garden Scene by David Cheng, 1st place

Free Seniors Day (February)

February 27, 2017

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

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Volunteer Orientation (March)

March 6, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Teahouse and Garden (March)

March 11, 2017

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

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Santa Barbara Beer Garden by Kristen Hehnke

Santa Barbara Beer Garden

March 25, 2017

Join us for a special drinking tour of the Garden featuring beers uniquely paired with our horticultural displays...

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Members Picnic

April 6, 2017

Members Only: Celebrating our members with BBQ, games, and friends. Great for the whole family!

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Image of Mother's Day Poppy Picnic taken by Jake Tunzi

Mother's Day Picnic

May 14, 2017

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

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