Lectures & Symposia

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden sponsors lectures and special events featuring local experts, scientists, and horticulturists from around the world who address topics of local and general interest. The Garden offers occasional lecture series that focus on specific areas of interest for the Santa Barbara community. Information about currently scheduled lectures and special events is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood. 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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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (March)

March 21, 2017

General Announcements at 7pm, talk begins at 7:30pm. Speaker Liz Gaspar, retired head interpreter of Lake Cachuma.

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Desert Blooms

March 31, 2017

Preview from a Botanical Watercolorist

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California Phenology Project Workshop

April 29, 2017

Rescheduled: Get involved and help scientists track the changes in timing of seasonal life cycles due to climate change

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Santa Cruz Island Lecture & Movie Series

May 25, 2017 - June 22, 2017

Ever wonder what’s going on at Santa Cruz Island? Five evenings of presentations and movies about the science, history and culture of this amazing place.

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Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series

Summer Sips Series

June 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series kicks off its 7th year.

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