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 

A beautiful day in the Garden

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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Photo of boy running through Manzanita Section by Jake Longstreth

Fall Family Day

November 3, 2018

The Garden is having a day dedicated to kids and their families to encourage everyone to spend more time outdoors. Fall Family Day is a special event to celebrate the fall planting season while benefiting the Garden's core programs for education, conservation, and horticulture.

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Image of Volunteers counting rings on redwood round taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (November)

November 5, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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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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Beatrix Farrand

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

November 11, 2018

The Garden hosts two showings of The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand from award winning director Karyl Evans.

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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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