Events

Garden members and visitors enjoy many events sponsored by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden throughout the year. Whether at the Garden or in the community, these events remain one of the Garden’s most popular attractions and often sell out. 
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 

Painting Heave by Cynthia James

The Secret Life of Flowers

August 6, 2018 - November 26, 2018

Cynthia James paints in oil on wood panels and copper playing with reality in a magical style combining techniques used by Bosch and Audubon with a fantastical contemporary edge. Experience the magic in her new exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Image of Volunteers counting rings taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (August)

August 6, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Painting One Queen Down by Cynthia James

The Secret Life of Flowers Opening Reception

August 9, 2018

Celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery, The Secret Life of Flowers by local artist Cynthia James.

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Picture of Tea Ceremony

Teahouse and Garden (August)

August 11, 2018

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

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The Blaksley Library

Free Seniors Day (August)

August 15, 2018

Our sponsor, Welch-Ryce-Haider invites those 60 and better to enjoy the Garden admission free all day. 

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Image of Corgi Garden Member taken by Kristen Hehnke, Veils & Tails Photography

Trails 'n' Tails

August 18, 2018

The Garden is going to the dogs! Celebrate our favorite four-legged friends at this annual event. 

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (September)

September 8, 2018

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

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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (October)

October 13, 2018

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

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Image of Poppy by David Dobreski

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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Picture of Tea House

Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 10, 2018

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

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