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 Steve Junak exploring map of Santa Rosa taken by Kate Davis

Santa Rosa Island Day Trip 2

October 9, 2017

Join us for a very special outing to the Channel Islands!

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Eating lunch on Santa Rosa Island taken by Kate Davis

Santa Rosa Island Day Trip 3

October 16, 2017

ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT! Join us for a very special outing to the Channel Islands!

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Image of Dudleya on San Miguel Island taken by Steve Junak

San Miguel Island Day Trip 2

October 23, 2017

For an adventure that you will never forget, join Steve Junak for a day trip to San Miguel Island. 

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Image of Arsenides at Black Smoker taken by Susie Bartz

Ancient Ocean Floor Revealed

October 28, 2017

Black Smoker of Figueroa Mountain: Enjoy a day of hiking in the high backcountry with Susie Bartz.

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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

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

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Image of Eastward view of bluffs taken by Susie Bartz

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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Domecar Botanic Day Trip

April 15, 2018

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

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