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 Chevron folds in banded chert taken by Robert Harbaugh

Ancient Ocean Floor Revealed

October 28, 2017

Enjoy a day of hiking in the high backcountry with Susie Bartz. Learn how a once aquatic geology feature rose 4000 feet high by looking at clues in nearby submarine lava “pillows” and contorted layers of chert.

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Fall Geology Walk Series

October 28, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Join guide Susie Bartz on 3 geological adventures.

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Image of Tilted rock exposure in marine terrace taken by Susie Bartz

Rising Terraces and Flowing Waters

November 18, 2017

Join Susie Bartz to explore Santa Barbara’s beachfront and our iconic coastal Mesa.

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Image of Bluffs taken by Kate Davis

Geology of the Carpinteria Bluffs

December 2, 2017

Explore the dynamic geology of the marine terrace locally known as the Carpinteria Bluffs.

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