Image of Bee, Bombus melanopygus taken by Robbin Thorp

Meet the Native Bees

August 8, 2017

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 taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees Opening Reception

August 8, 2017

Celebrate the opening of our next exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Image of Squash Bee taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees

August 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp’s crisp macro photographs bring you closer to the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of wild bees and illustrate the unique relationship between native plants, crops, and bees.

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Image of Corgi Garden Member taken by Kristen Hehnke, Veils & Tails Photography

Trails 'n' Tails

August 12, 2017

The Garden is going to the dogs! Celebrate our favorite four-legged friends in this annual event.

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Teahouse and Garden (August)

August 12, 2017

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Image of Farmer in hedgerow taken by Denise Knapp

A Little Habitat Goes a Long Way

August 17, 2017

Conservation Director Dr. Denise Knapp leads this discussion on native plant hedgerows and their impacts on farm biodiversity and productivity.

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Image of Acorn Woodpecker taken by Ray Smith

Summer Sips: The Natural History of Acorn Woodpeckers

August 19, 2017

Discover the unique cooperation and social behavior of one of the Garden's most prolific feathered friends, acorn woodpeckers.

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The Blaksley Library

Free Seniors Day (August)

August 21, 2017

Welch-Ryce-Haider wants you to be our special guests to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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image of child making a nature book at SBBG, photo by William Dewey

Create Your Own Nature Journal

August 24, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Enhance your nature journal with instructor JoAnn Metzger. Learn and practice some of the latest artistic techniques, including eco-printing, photography, drawings, painting, poetry & more!

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Image of Boys on El Tigre taken by Denise Knapp

Natural History of the Channel Islands

August 26, 2017

Director of Conservation & Research Denise Knapp presents an overview of the natural history of the Channel Islands; the ‘Galapagos of California’.

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