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 

Image of Lookout mosaic and California Poppy woodblock print by Patti Jacquemain

Walking through the Seasons Book Signing

November 24, 2018

Join us as Patti Jacquemain signs her newest book, featuring her journal pages from her year-long journey through the seasons in the Garden.

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Image of Teen working on grounds taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (December)

December 3, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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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? Ancient Greek mythology offers an answer, according to local artist Lenore Tolegian Hughes, it is deep and passionate love.

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Watercolor Collage by Lenore Tolegian Hughes

The Reason For The Seasons Reception

December 6, 2018

Celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery, The Reason for the Seasons by prolific local artist, Lenore Tolegian Hughes. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshements.

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Tea Ceremony at ShinKanAn Teahouse. Photo by Steven Lewis.

Teahouse and Garden (December)

December 8, 2018

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

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Woman with wreath

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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Picture of Tea Cermony

Teahouse and Garden (January)

January 12, 2019

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

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