Docent Tours in the Garden

Free Seniors Day (April)

April 18, 2018

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

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Image of native plant garden by Saxon Holt

Tell Better Stories with Your Camera

April 26, 2018

Award winning photographer Saxon Holt returns to photograph the Garden and offers a group lesson and critique session to anyone who wants to join in.

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Image of pots in nursery taken by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

Garden Planning with the Experts

April 28, 2018

Make the most out of a visit to our Spring Native Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Image of Jumping Spider taken by David Escamilla

Entomology: Meet the Insect Kin

April 28, 2018

Cancelled: Meet the millipedes, centipeds, and other arthropods such as spiders, harvestmen, sowbugs, and pillbugs.

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Image of Acorn taken by Dieter Wilken

Garden Tour: Ethnobotany

April 28, 2018

Explore the Garden through a new lens as our docent guide discusses Chumash uses of our native plants.

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California Phenology Project Workshop

April 29, 2018

Get involved and help scientists track the changes in timing of seasonal life cycles due to climate change

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Image of Ferns by Linda Ann Vorobik

Better Botany through Art Series

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Hone your skills at sketching plants in pencil or pen for field notes or journals, while at the same time, increasing your botanical vocabulary.

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Image of Scientist assessing subplots taken by Denise Knapp

Botanical Toolkit: Plant Research & Monitoring

May 4, 2018

CANCELLED: Vegetation sampling allows us to compare management or restoration techniques, answer ecological questions, and track changes over time – but how to choose which is best for which habitat type and which question?

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Image of Illustration class taken by Gail Baker

An Introduction to Botanical Drawing

May 4, 2018

Learn the basics for creating botanical drawings from Linda Vorobik

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Illustration of Boec vestiture by Linda Ann Vorobik

Finesse Your Botanical Drawings

May 5, 2018

Advanced botanical illustraton drawing techniques with emphasis on creating accurate drawings and using pen-and-ink.

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