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Insect Hotels: Build Your Own

December 10, 2017

A hands-on workshop using natural materials to build a "hotel" that can provide a habitat for garden insects. Great for all ages.

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Gleason-Potter Exhibition Opening

December 10, 2017

Meet the artists of the newest exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Native Birds & Blooms in Watercolor

December 16, 2017

Create a lyrical watercolor from life and photos using vibrant india inks of flowers and birds in the garden.

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Free Seniors Day (December)

December 18, 2017

Welch-Ryce-Haider wants you to be our special guests to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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General Volunteer Training

January 6, 2018 - February 3, 2018

Come grow with us! Share your passion for native plants, natural history, and foster the conservation of California’s flora by serving as a Garden volunteer.

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Grow Your Own: Native Plants from Cuttings

January 12, 2018

Many California native plants are easy to propagate once you know how. Join the Garden’s expert propagator Heather Wehnau for a workshop packed with tips – and take home some cuttings ready to grow!

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Santa Barbara Beer Garden

March 24, 2018

Save the Date! The fifth annual Beer Garden takes place on Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

March 31, 2018

Join author, Robert Kourik, as he discusses the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. 

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Domecar Botanic Day Trip

April 14, 2018

A rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscape in Southern California

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