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Volunteer Orientation (December)

December 4, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (December)

December 6, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands 1

December 8, 2017

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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Teahouse and Garden (December)

December 9, 2017

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands 2

December 9, 2017

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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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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Image of Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter painting the meadow taken by Kathy Castaneda

Gleason-Potter Exhibition Opening

December 10, 2017

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

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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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Garden Guide Volunteer Training

January 6, 2018 - February 3, 2018

Share your passion for native plants, natural history, and foster the conservation of California’s flora by serving as a guide to the garden, staffing a discovery station, or interpreting in other ways the wonderful natural world around us.

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Image of Plants in Horticultural Nursery taken by Tricia Wardlaw

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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