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 Coreopsis, Cuyler Harbor from Cabrillo Monument on San Miguel Island taken by Steve Junak

Special Fall Adventure: San Miguel Island

September 30, 2016

SOLD OUT! Fly to San Miguel Island with Steve Junak

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Image of Susie Bartz

Member: Fall Geology Series

October 1, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Join guide Susie Bartz on 3 geological adventures.

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Image of Rocky Nook Park taken by Susie Bartz

Beauty after the Debacle

October 1, 2016

Explore the geologic and human history of Rocky Nook Park with guide Susie Bartz.

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Image of Ian Williams at Cove west of Hoffmann Point on San Miguel Island

Special Fall Adventure: San Miguel Island 2

October 14, 2016

SOLD OUT: Fly to San Miguel Island with Steve Junak

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Image of fall color along Santa Ynez River taken by Susie Bartz


October 29, 2016

Exploring the geology of the Santa Ynez River

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image of Rocks at Ellwood Mesa's beach taken by Kate Davis

From the Woods to the Waves

November 12, 2016

Tread across Ellwood Mesa with a geologist's view of its unique landscape.

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Image of Train Trip

Domecar Botanic Day Trip

March 18, 2017

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

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