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Image of Drip irrigation install. Photo provided by Cathie Pare

Hands-on Drip Irrigation Workshop

April 15, 2017

Water wisely by tuning into your garden's needs and tuning up your irrigation system!

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Chris Potter painting a Meadow scene

Free Seniors Day (April)

April 17, 2017

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

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (April)

April 19, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Image of California natives taken by Paige Minney

Natives 101: Our Favorite Plants

April 22, 2017

Tour the Botanic Garden grounds with a local CA native landscape professional and get an introduction to some of the trade's favorite plants. 

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Image of Meadow in bloom taken by Randy Wright

Specialty Tour: Meadow Walk

April 22, 2017

Perfect for those with limited mobility, this Meadow Loop Tour is focused on the flora and trees growing around our 1.5 acre meadow.

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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

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Image of Artemisia pygmaea by Linda Ann Vorobik

Sketch Your Way to Better Botany

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Hone your skills at sketching plants in pencil or pen for field notes or journals, while at the same time, increase your botanical vocabulary.

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California Phenology Project Workshop

April 29, 2017

Rescheduled: Get involved and help scientists track the changes in timing of seasonal life cycles due to climate change

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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.

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Volunteer Orientation (May)

May 1, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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