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Spring Native Plant Sale

March 31, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Don't miss the great selection of native plants and water wise color.

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Walking through the Seasons (at the Garden)

April 7, 2018 - July 29, 2018

On January 1, 2017, Patti Jacquemain, a Santa Barbara artist, began a one-year project in which she walked over 325 miles throughout and around the Garden. Visit the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery for the exhibition inspired by her journey.

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Earth Day Planting Project

April 22, 2018

Garden members are welcome to participate in an exciting Earth Day Planting Project in partnership with California State Parks.

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Monolopia at Carrizo taken by Heather Schneider

Seeds of Success Scouting Trip

April 25, 2018

Collect environmental data, take photos, and herbarium specimens as part of our Citizen Science Project: Seeds of Success

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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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Entomology: Meet the Insect Kin

April 28, 2018

Cancelled: Meet the millipedes, centipeds, and other arthropods such as spiders, harvestmen, sowbugs, and pillbugs.

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Garden Tour: Ethnobotany

April 28, 2018

Explore the Garden through a new lens as our docent guide discusses Chumash uses of our native plants.

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California Phenology Project Workshop

April 29, 2018

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

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Day Trip to Scorpion Ranch

May 1, 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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