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: Capturing the Secret World of Wildlife

September 7, 2019

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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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (September)

September 17, 2019

This month: Speaker to be announced

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Dudleya: Conservation Through Cultivation

October 19, 2019

2019 Dara Emery Memorial Lecture: A diverse group of panelists will each share their unique perspective on the complicated question of where conservation ends and horticulture begins for the beloved Dudleya.

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