Image of Dudleya pulverulenta taken by Betsy Collins

Introduction to California Plant Families

April 13, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Mary Carroll leads this overview of common California plant families

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Teahouse and Garden (April)

April 14, 2018

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

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Enjoy Japanese Matcha

April 14, 2018

The Urasenke Way of Tea: Enjoy the spirit of ShinKanAn Teahouse through this hands-on workshop with a demonstration of the Way of Tea.

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Domecar Botanic Day Trip

April 14, 2018

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

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Image of Encelia californica in coastal sage scrub taken by Natalie Rossington

Spring Plant ID for Hikers: Coal Oil Point

April 15, 2018

Discover some of the common plants that make up Santa Barbara's coastal sage scrub communities on this field identification course at Coal Oil Point.

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Image of Participants at Christy Ranch on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Day Trip to Scorpion Ranch

April 16, 2018

Santa Cruz Island: Participants will tour the historic buildings and their surroundings at Scorpion Ranch, and also explore some of the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island on foot with island expert Steve Junak. 

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

Morning Bird Walk (April)

April 18, 2018

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

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Docent Tours in the Garden

Free Seniors Day (April)

April 18, 2018

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

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Tell Better Stories with Your Camera

April 26, 2018

Award winning photographer Saxon Holt returns to photograph the Garden and offers a group lesson and critique session to anyone who wants to join in.

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Image of pots in nursery taken by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

Garden Planning with the Experts

April 28, 2018

Make the most out of a visit to our Spring Native Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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