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.
Register
 early as many of these programs fill quickly!
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

Monolopia at Carrizo taken by Heather Schneider

Seeds of Success Scouting Trip

April 7, 2017

Collect environmental data, take photos, and herbarium specimens as part of our Citizen Science Project: Seeds of Success

Read more

Image of Susie Bartz taken by John Evartz

Upper Oso Canyon to Nineteen Oaks

April 8, 2017

LOCATION CHANGED: Due to road and trail closures, this trip has been changed to Birabent Canyon: Hiking Across 100 Million Years.

Read more

Image of Mariposa lillies in mountain sagebrush taken by Susie Bartz

Hiking Across 100 Million Years

April 8, 2017

This trip was originally to Oso Canyon, but has been moved to Birabent Canyon due to road and trail closures.

Read more

Image of Dudleya on San Miguel Island taken by Steve Junak

San Miguel Island Day Trip

April 14, 2017

SOLD OUT! Fly to San Miguel Island with Steve Junak

Read more

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

San Miguel Island Day Trip 2

April 26, 2017

SOLD OUT! Fly to San Miguel Island with Steve Junak

Read more

Image of Castilleja affinis at Little Harbor taken by E.R. Blakley

Santa Catalina Island Trip

May 1, 2017 - May 4, 2017

Most of Catalina’s visitors only see the Avalon area and are unaware of the island’s vast interior and coastline. This unique trip will focus on the wild areas of the island.

Read more

Image of Colorful conglomerates taken by Susie Bartz

The Dynamic Landscape at Loon Point

May 6, 2017

Get acquainted with the geology of the Santa Barbara by viewing one of its most spectacular expressions: the Loon Point Anticline. 

Read more

Image of Fraser Point on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Santa Cruz Island Trip

May 15, 2017 - May 18, 2017

Celebrate spring on the largest and most diverse of the California Channel Islands. Visit Santa Cruz Island with the Garden for this 4-day trip

Read more