Upcoming

Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind

Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind

July 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020

A fun, family-friendly exhibition of original playhouses, built with nature in mind. 

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California Naturalist Program

September 4, 2019 - November 6, 2019

SOLD OUT: 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 28, 2019 - November 4, 2019

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 16, 2019

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 16, 2019

Welch-Ryce-Haider invites Seniors to be our special guests and enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden

October 19, 2019

Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour.  We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds. 

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Native Edible Landscapes

October 19, 2019

Join Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott to enrich both your diet and your yard with native edible plants including Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, and California bay.

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Dudleya: Conservation Through Cultivation

October 19, 2019

Dara Emery Memorial Lecture: A panel of experts on Dudleya will share perspectives on the question of where conservation ends and horticulture begins.

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Picking Plants with Patrick: Slopes & Erosion Control

October 20, 2019

Don’t let your yard go downhill! Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will help you choose plants to stop erosion, recharge the water table, and frame your beautiful views.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the Garden (October)

October 23, 2019

Aliza Lederman’s Vinyasa Flow class is an empowering, energetic flow that builds strength and balance inside and out.

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