Summer Sips: Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Steve Junak

Location: Blaksley Library & Courtyard

Space still Available.  Please register at the door.

Summer Sips: Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island, the largest and most diverse of the Northern Channel Islands in terms of its climate, geology, and topography, is a botanical wonder - with nearly 500 species of native taxa alone. Join us as island expert Steve Junak takes us on a historical and botanical tour of this amazing island.


Image of Steve JunakSteve Junak, the Garden's Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California. He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands.He holds an M.A. in botany. 


Beckmen Vineyards

Beckman Vineyards

Catering Connection

Botany/Natural History
Channel Islands
Over 21

Summer Sips Series

Register for all 3 and recieve a discount

Each event begins with wine tasting paired with delicious appetizers and conversation with the local sponsoring vintner in the Garden’s Courtyard. 

  • Presentations are held in the Blaksley Library
  • Attendance is limited, please reserve early
  • Introduce a friend to the Garden by inviting them to join you for a Summer Sips event.
  • Tickets are fully transferable

-or- register for each lecture individually, see dates & event details below:

June 23: Oaks in the Home Landscape*
Bruce Reed, Garden Horticulturist
Winery: Grassini Family Vineyards

July 14: Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island
Steve Junak, Emeritus Herbarium Curator, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Winery: Beckman Vineyards

August 11: Designing Native Gardens
Carol Bornstein, Director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Winery: TBD

*rescheduled from 6/9 due to Red Flag