image of Garden Members Picnic, under the Meadow Oaks at SBBG

Members Picnic

May 17, 2018

Members only: Celebrating our members with music, food, games, and friends. Great for the whole family!

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Image of Coal Oil Point taken by Alan Prichard

Secrets in the Cliffs

May 19, 2018

Coal Oil Point: Explore the cliffs of Isla Vista to see up close how seismic activity creates a marine terrace.

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Image of Bee fly by Ron Williams

Entomology: Meet the Native Bees

May 19, 2018

Cancelled: Did you know there are over 1600 species of native bees in California, pollinating thousands of species of native plants?

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image of Eating lunch on Santa Rosa Island taken by Kate Davis

Santa Rosa Island Trip

May 20, 2018 - May 23, 2018

Experience the unique botany and landscape of second-largest of the eight California Channel Islands. 

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Image of Lookout mosaic and California Poppy woodblock print by Patti Jacquemain

Walking through the Seasons Book Signing

May 23, 2018

More details to come

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image of artist painting on canvas, SBBG Meadow ~ photo by Don Matsumoto

Art in the Garden: Painting the Natives

May 25, 2018

Capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolors!

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Image of Dudleya nesiotica on Santa Cruz Island taken by Michelle Gee

Garden Tour: Island Plant Conservation

May 26, 2018

The tour will showcase the rare Channel Island plantings surrounding our new Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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Image of Carrizo Nemophila hill with Garden staff and volunteers taken by California Chaparral Institute

Botanical Toolkit: Seed Collections

June 1, 2018

CANCELLED: Learn how to plan and implement seed collections for both conservation and restoration purposes.

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Image of Mike sharing a vole jaw with participants taken by Michelle Gee

Wildlife Tracks at the Garden

June 1, 2018

Join expert tracker and author Mikael Kresky on a quest for animal track and sign in the garden.

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Image of Eriogonum arborescens taken by Sangeet Khalsa

Native Plant Palette: Buckwheats

June 2, 2018

Walk the Garden grounds and take an indepth look at the various species of Eriogonum and learn their role in our ecosystem, buckwheat identification and how to use them in a home landscape.

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