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 

image of smoke building from Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara mountains, May, 2009 ~ photo by Andrew Wyatt (courtesy SBBG Photos)

Living on the Edge: Santa Barbara's Complex Wildland-Urban Interface

August 16, 2014

Max Moritz, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science
Sponsoring Winery: Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards

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image of website photo gallery for Morgan Ball Photography

Filming Sharks and other adventures of a naturalist photographer

September 20, 2014

Morgan Ball, Found of Wildlands Conservation Science
Wine Sponsor: Sunstone Winery

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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