Summer Sips: Botanical Treasures of the Channel Islands

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Betsy Collins

Location: Blaksley Library & Courtyard

Spaces still available.  Please register at the door.

Summer Sips Lecture 4

Betsy Collins, Director of Horticulture at the Garden, will talk about the Garden’s horticultural explorations of the Channel Islands and the many beautiful cultivated plants that are the result.


Image of Betsy CollinsBetsy Collins, Director of Horticulture at the Garden


Thanks to Brander Vineyards


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Botany/Natural History
Channel Islands
Over 21

Summer Sips Series

Register for all 4 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 17: Rock Creek Wildflowers
Cathy Rose, Naturalist & Author
Stephen Ingram, Photographer & Writer
Winery: Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

July 15: Carnivorous Plants of Remote Locations
William Hoyer, Natural Resources Manager for San Nicolas Island
Winery: Sanford Winery & Vineyards

August 19: The Natural History of Acorn Woodpeckers
Thomas Kraft, PhD, UCSB Department of Anthropology
Winery: Conway Family Wines - Deep Sea

September 16: Botanical Treasures of the Channel Islands
Betsy Collins, Garden Director of Horticulture
Winery: Brander Vineyard