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 California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

California's Iconic Flora

September 20, 2018

Book Signing & Lecture: Join Dr. Matt Ritter, botany professor and author of the new book California Plants, for a visual tour and celebration of California's iconic native flora.

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Image of Dara Emery

Dara Emery Memorial Lecture

October 13, 2018

Randy Baldwin, manager and co-owner of San Marcos Growers will speak on his extensive experience growing California native plants.

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image of C. jolonensis type locality (21) with bees

CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (November)

November 20, 2018

This month: Search and Rescue: The Hunt for Jolon Clarkia

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