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 

Image of Ladybug pupa by Frederique Lavoipierre

Habitat by Design for Beneficial Insects

October 1, 2017

Many of the flowering plants visited by pollinators are also visited by predatory insects that attack harmful pests. Learn how to put these garden allies to work in your garden with Director of Education Frederique Lavoipierre.

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Image of Monkeyflower taken by Heather Wehnau

Plant Name Changes

October 6, 2017

A quick roundup of recent name changes for some of our most used garden plants.

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Dara Emery Memorial Lecture

October 7, 2017

California Native Landscape Design
Author, landscaper and plantsman, Greg Rubin, to speak at 2017 Dara Emery Lecture.

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Phenology workshop

Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

October 13, 2017

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden would like to invite you to the Sixth Annual Conservation Symposium

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