Painting Heave by Cynthia James

The Secret Life of Flowers

August 6, 2018 - November 26, 2018

Cynthia James paintings play with reality in a magical style, combining techniques used by Bosch and Audubon with a fantastical contemporary edge.

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California Naturalist Program

September 5, 2018 - November 14, 2018

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

September 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 17, 2018

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

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Free Senior Day (October)

October 17, 2018

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

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Yoga in the Garden (October)

October 17, 2018

Space still available.  Please register at the class.

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Identify Plants Using the Jepson Manual

October 19, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Join botanist Mary Carroll for this hands-on introduction to the mysteries of the Jepson Manual and the basic terminology used in plant identification.

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Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

October 20, 2018

Join author, Robert Kourik, as he discusses the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. 

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Day Trip to Willows Anchorage

October 27, 2018

SOLD OUT: The Garden invites you to join us on a special day trip to Willows Anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island.

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

Garden Planning with the Experts

October 27, 2018

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

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