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 SBBG field trip to Anacapa Island, Giant Coreopsis

Santa Cruz Island Day Trip: Fraser Point (2)

April 4, 2020

Join the Garden for this unprecedented opportunity to see the spectacular wildflower blooms located on the West End of Santa Cruz Island.

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Image of SBBG field trip to Anacapa Island, Giant Coreopsis

Anacapa Island: Celebrate the Wildflowers (3)

April 5, 2020

Join Island expert and botanist Steve Junak for a memorable adventure as Anacapa Island blooms into a rainbow of color.

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Image of Wildflowers in Gorman Hills by Frank Ford

Wildflowers of Gorman & Antelope Valley

April 12, 2020

Join the Garden for an excursion to the wildflower fields of Gorman and the Antelope Valley for awe-inspiring stands of poppies, goldfields, and gilia.

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Image of Santa Rosa Island by S Isaacson

Santa Rosa Island Trip

April 29, 2020 - May 2, 2020

Experience the unique botany and landscape of second-largest of the eight California Channel Islands. 

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Image of Anacapa taken by Steve Junak

Santa Cruz Island Day Trip: Cueva Valdez

May 9, 2020

Join us for the Garden's first ever field trip to Cueva Valdez on the northwest shore of Santa Cruz Island. We will explore this beautiful site and the wet canyon above the cove.

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

Santa Cruz Island Day Trip: Fry's Harbor

May 23, 2020

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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