Day Trips & Travel

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of field trips (ranging from day trips to extended travel opportunities) throughout California to educate participants about the native flora, vegetation, ecology, and natural history of the state.

Information about currently scheduled field trips and field courses is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood
-OR- contact the
SBBG Registrar, call (805) 682-4726 ext 102.
 early as many of these programs fill quickly!
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

Image of La Cumbre Peak form the Porter Trail

La Cumbre Peak: Sunset on the Sandstone

February 14, 2015

Watch for alpenglow and enjoy a romantic winter sunset

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image of fungi field trip

Oh Those Fabulous Fungi

February 28, 2015

Join Bob Cummings for this fun Field trip in search of fungi.

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Silver Splendor

Private Dome Car Botanic Day Trip

March 7, 2015

Join SBBG’s Steve Junak for a rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscapes in southern California

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mage of sign at entrance to San Marcos Foothills Preserve (photo by Ray Ford, Santa Barbara Independent)

San Marcos Foothills Preserve: A Stroll to the Sespe

March 14, 2015

Join geologist Susie Bartz and learn how geology controls the sharp changes in topography and vegetation.

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image of Costa Rica bird, photo by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari

Costa Rica 2015

April 6, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Travel abroad with the Garden - Discover the botanical treasures of Costa Rica on this guided trip with Steve Junak

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El Pilar

Belize and Guatemala Featuring El Pilar 2016

February 1, 2016

Travel abroad with the Garden - Discover the botanical treasures of Beleze and Guatemala on this guided trip with Dr. Anabel Ford

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