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 Juniperus occidentalis taken by Bob Haller

Summer Sips: So this Plant Walks into a Bar...

August 20, 2016

Dr. Matt Kay dissects the botany and science behind the booze.

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Image of a California Condor, © US Fish and Wildlife

Summer Sips: A Celebration of Condors

September 17, 2016

Celebrate the magnificent California Condor with Dr. Estelle Sandhaus

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Image of Poppies at Figueroa Mountain, site for Project Baseline taken by Heather Schneider

CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (September)

September 20, 2016

CNPS welcomes Dr. Heather Schneider

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Image of Floriferous palmeri taken by Stephen McCabe

CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (November)

November 15, 2016

Stephen McCabe will be speaking on dudleyas.

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