Demeter the Goddess of Harvest by Lenore Tolegian Hughes

The Reason For The Seasons

December 6, 2018 - March 31, 2019

What is the Reason for the Seasons? Greek mythology offers an answer. According to artist Lenore Tolegian Hughes, it is deep and passionate love.

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Free Seniors Day (December)

December 19, 2018

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

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General Volunteer Training

January 12, 2019 - February 9, 2019

Come grow with us! Share your passion for native plants, natural history, and foster the conservation of California’s flora by serving as a Garden volunteer.

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Image of Manzanita taken by Betsy Collins

Many Manzanitas

January 12, 2019

Learn about the wide variety of manzanitas native to California and which would work best in your home garden with Garden Horticulturlist Bruce Reed.

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Teahouse and Garden (January)

January 12, 2019

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

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image of Song sparrow in the Meadow at SBBG, photo by Ian K. Ross

Morning Bird Walk (January)

January 16, 2019

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

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Yoga in the Garden (January)

January 16, 2019

Free to members, enjoy sunset yoga with a breathtaking view of Santa Barbara.

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Image of Plants in Horticultural Nursery taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Grow Your Own: Native Plants from Cuttings

January 18, 2019

Many California native plants are easy to propagate once you know how. Join the Garden’s expert propagator Heather Wehnau for a workshop packed with tips – and take home some cuttings ready to grow!

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Herbal Medicine Walk: Respiratory System

January 26, 2019

Discover the medicinal uses of selected California natives for respiratory health and healing during this walk through the Garden.

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Butterfly pollinating Cirsium occidentale var. californicum by Bob Muller

Seventh Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

February 2, 2019

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden would like to invite you to the Seventh Annual Conservation Symposium themed Trailblazing Women in Conservation

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