Exhibitions & Events

From connecting science to art, plants to people, and genes to ecosystems, bridging boundaries has always been a goal of the Garden. In this new exhibition and event rental space, we are able to bring people together to celebrate art, science, and native plants. 

On the first floor, accordion windows open to a large patio overlooking the beautifully cultivated Island View Garden, which extends to a breathtaking overlook of Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Island. This open indoor gallery will host a variety of rotating exhibitions ranging across the spectrum of science and art.

Wild Bees

Wednesday, August 9 - Sunday, November 26
Open to the public during normal Garden hours
Free with Garden admissionWild Bees by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman

Now in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery, Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman’s dazzling 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. Originally hosted at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve Art Gallery in New York, this sampling of their exquisite photographic works illustrates bees essential role in our planet’s health.

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through
our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.

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