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 

La Cumbre Peak from the Portyer Trail

La Cumbre Peak: Sunset on the Sandstone

February 14, 2015

This field trip is sold out!

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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 Domecar 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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image of wildflowers on Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island: Celebrate the Wildflowers!

March 10, 2015

Each spring the Anacapa Island flora blooms in rainbows

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image 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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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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