Whether you are a nature-lover interested in learning more about the natural world around you, a novice home gardener who wants to learn about horticultural techniques, an advanced professional seeking specialized training, or you simply enjoy the aesthetics of nature's bounty through art or photography, the Garden's educational programs have something for everyone. Our expert staff and local professionals provide participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge by offering courses that address a range of topics for participants of all levels of knowledge and interests. 

Contact the SBBG Registrar or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 102
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

image of Dark-eyed Junco in the Garden, photo by Michael Horns

Morning Bird Walk (January)

January 16, 2019

POSTPONED: Class has been moved to next Wednesday, January 23 due to rain.

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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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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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Winter Wellness Medicine Making Workshop

February 2, 2019

Assemble your own take-home winter wellness kit. Using California native plants, create herbal preparations including sinus steams, herbal chest rubs, cold and flu baths, and bronchial remedies.

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Image of Blaksley Boulder taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Raise Your Heart Rate Hike

February 6, 2019

Raise your heart rate and your nature knowledge on this morning hike with our new Director of Education and Engagement.

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Image of Cut flowers at Beer Garden taken by Kristen Hehnke, Veils & Tails Photography

Bring the Wild Inside

February 8, 2019

Try out different native foliage to create your own floral arrangements to take home right in time for Valentine's Day!

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Yoga in the Garden (February)

February 13, 2019

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

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image of a white throated sparrow in the Garden, photo by Daryl Metzger

Morning Bird Walk (February)

February 20, 2019

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

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Image of Herbal Medicine Walk taken by Nancy Deacon-Davis

Herbal Medicine Walk: Skin Care Remedies

March 2, 2019

Take a walk around the Garden with experienced herbalist Emily Sanders as she covers the medicinal skin-care uses of selected California natives.

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