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 Burton Mesa by Tricia Wardlaw

Burton Mesa Field Trip

February 25, 2017

Spend the day at Burton Mesa Preserve with Horticulturist, Bruce Reed and enjoy the seasonal highlights such as Ceanothus in bloom, prickly phlox, early monkeyflowers, and vernal pools.

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Image of Helmut's PacMan Shrine taken by Susie Bartz

Rattlesnake Canyon to Tin Can Meadow

March 4, 2017

Join Susie Bartz for a springtime hike up this popular trail in the Santa Barbara frontcountry.

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Domecar Botanic Day Trip

March 18, 2017

Sold Out! A rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscape in Southern California

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image of SBBG field trip to Anacapa Island, Giant Coreopsis

Anacapa Island: Celebrate the Wildflowers

March 24, 2017

SOLD OUT: Join Island expert and botanist Steve Junak for this memorable land and sea adventure as Anacapa Island blooms into a rainbow of color.

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Image of Susie Bartz taken by John Evartz

Upper Oso Canyon to Nineteen Oaks

April 8, 2017

Come with Susie Bartz up Oso Creek into the Santa Barbara backcountry.

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Image of Colorful conglomerates taken by Susie Bartz

Santa Barbara's Dynamic Landscape

May 6, 2017

Get acquainted with the geology of the Santa Barbara by viewing one of its most spectacular expressions: the Loon Point Anticline. Join Susie Bartz to explore this amazing tectonic feature as well as beach boulders, sand drift, and the ever-changing nature of our central coast.

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