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 Quercus agrifolia taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Native Trees & Drought

December 12, 2016

A discussion on watering and preserving established trees during drought.

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Image of Lupinus brevicaulis. Photo by Stuart Wilson

CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (January)

January 17, 2017

Stuart Wilson shares his long held love and fascination of Lupines with stunning photos.

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California Phenology Project Workshop

February 18, 2017

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

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (March)

March 21, 2017

General Announcements at 7pm, talk begins at 7:30pm. Speaker TBA

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Desert Blooms

March 31, 2017

Preview from a Botanical Watercolorist

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