Lectures & Symposia

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden sponsors lectures and special events featuring local experts, scientists, and horticulturists from around the world who address topics of local and general interest. The Garden offers occasional lecture series that focus on specific areas of interest for the Santa Barbara community. Information about currently scheduled lectures and special events is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood. 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 

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Summer Sips Series

May 30, 2020 - July 25, 2020

Summer Sips: the lecture series kicks off its 10th year.

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Summer Sips: Capturing the Secret World of Wildlife

May 30, 2020

Ben Teton explores how wildlife camera trapping is revolutionizing our ability to conserve wildlife, explore our environment and connect with the natural world.

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Summer Sips: Not All Butterflies Fly: Mariposa Lilies of Southwest California

June 27, 2020

Join us for an evening of spectacular shows of Mariposa lilies, one of California's most popular native plants for it's stunning variety of showy hues.

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Summer Sips: ChefMD's Green Cure: How Gardening and Nature Can Heal What Ails You

July 25, 2020

Learn how to use nature as medicine by learning the science of nature therapy.

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Conservation & Research at the Garden

August 29, 2020

Join us for a showcase of the Conservation & Research department's Director and Principal Investigators.

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