Day Trips & Travel

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of field trips (ranging from day trips to extended travel opportunities) throughout California to educate participants about the native flora, vegetation, ecology, and natural history of the state.

Information about currently scheduled field trips and field courses is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood
-OR- contact the
SBBG Registrar, call (805) 682-4726 ext 102.
 early as many of these programs fill quickly!
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

Image of Fraser Point on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Fry's Harbor: Santa Cruz Island Day Trip

September 23, 2018

SOLD OUT. Join us for a very special trip to Fry's Harbor on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Explore the rocky beach that was the site of the rock quarry used to build the breakwater in the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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image of Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island from the air, photo by Steve Junak

Santa Rosa Island Day Trip

October 1, 2018

Join us for a very special outing to the Channel Islands!

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Image of Dudleya on San Miguel Island taken by Steve Junak

San Miguel Island Day Trip

October 15, 2018

For an adventure that you will never forget, join Steve Junak for a day trip to San Miguel Island. 

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Image of Santa Cruz Island

Day Trip to Willows Anchorage

October 27, 2018

SOLD OUT: The Garden invites you to join us on a special day trip to Willows Anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island.

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Image of Susie Bartz Geology Hike taken by Denise Knapp

Geology after the Fire

November 17, 2018

Explore several miles of the Park’s trail system, while enjoying the contrasting ocean vistas and the stark mountains, recently burned bare by the devastating Thomas Fire. See how the land has responded to the fire, from the rocks and soils, to the fire-following plants that have appeared.

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