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May 2015

Hort ‘n’ Hops Workshop: Bodacious Buckwheats

May 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$35 – $50

There is a wonderful diversity of fantastic native buckwheats (Eriogonum species) well-adapted to garden growing. Their long bloom season in a rainbow of colors, habits suitable for small to large gardens, and attractiveness to pollinators and other beneficial insects make them perfect garden plants. Explore the wonderful range of available buckwheats with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed. Meet at Blaksley Library. HORT ‘N' HOPS WORKSHOPS Where can you learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants than in these hands-on…

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Time Travelers: Vintage Domecar Train Trip

May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Train Station, 209 State Street
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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$160 – $185

Join botanist and storyteller Steve Junak for a rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscapes in southern California. This day-long trip begins at the Santa Barbara train depot where you will ride in style aboard a beautifully restored Vista Dome Lounge-Dining Car for a narrated scenic journey along an inaccessible and spectacular part of the coast and through several historic ranchos. Learn about the area’s rich human and natural history before stopping in San Luis Obispo.…

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Bonsai Exhibition

May 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - May 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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The Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara presents its annual show of artistically trained miniature trees. A bonsai demonstration will be held each day at 1:00pm in the Courtyard. This year’s exhibit will include an expanded showing of native trees as bonsai subjects and a silent auction. The Teahouse will hold extended hours. Saturday, May 16, 11:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, May 17, 9:00am – 4:00pm

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Hort ‘n’ Hops Workshop: Gardening the Plant Community Way

May 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$35 – $50

With so many native plants available to choose from, where is a gardener to begin? By gardening according to plant communities, you can choose a palette of compatible plants that will thrive in your garden. Taught by Frédérique Lavoipierre, Education Program Manager. HORT ‘N' HOPS WORKSHOPS Where can you learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants than in these hands-on workshops that offer an in-depth exploration? All workshops include a related Garden tour and handouts; enjoy a reception…

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Lecture – Demystifying the Art of Garden Design by Billy Goodnick

May 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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$5

Join author Billy Goodnick for a lively talk about sustainable garden design. Whether writing for magazines, educating and entertaining audiences around the country with his upbeat public appearances, or demystifying landscape architecture for local adult education and college students, the message is strong, Everyone can have a garden that’s beautiful, serves their needs, and treads lightly on the planet. For more information about Billy Goodnick, click here. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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California Native Plant Society Meeting & Lecture

May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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FREE

The Channel Islands chapter meeting of the California Native Plant Society welcomes Matt Guillams, the Garden’s new systematist. His presentation, Baja Vernal Pools, begins at 7:15 pm. Meeting starts at 6:00pm with board meeting. General announcements at 7:00pm; lecture begins at 7:15pm. Refreshments served. In Blaksley Library.

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Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series:
Surprising Facts About Flower Pollination

May 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for our popular summer lecture series. Greet old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and an inspiring presentation in the Library. See website for details on speakers and topics. In the Courtyard and Blaksley Library. Surprising Facts about Flower Pollination We take note of flower colors and sizes, but these patterns are just signals of how particular flowers are adapted for pollination by bees, beetles, flies, birds, butterflies, moths, and wind. What…

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Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series:
Botany in the Golden State

May 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for our popular summer lecture series. Greet old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and an inspiring presentation in the Library. See website for details on speakers and topics. In Blaksley Library. Botany in the Golden State With instructor Matt Guilliams, Ken and Shirley Tucker Systemist, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Purchase a passport to the series for $100 members or $140 for non-members.

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Create Your Own Bonsai

May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$40 – $60

This Bonsai workshop includes pot, plant, and all other materials. Work with the experts and learn the art and science behind behind shaping and caring for a bonsai. The Bonsai Club meets on Tuesday evenings; beginners are welcome! Visit the Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara website for more info.

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Walking Tour – Trees of Rancho La Patera & Stow House

May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Free

Ken Knight, registered arborist, will give a lively tour of the magnificent and exotic trees of Rancho La Patera & Stow House. For more information about Mr. Knight click here. The tour will begin at the Visitor Center at Rancho La Patera & Stow House. Reservation not required. For more information contact dacia@goletahistory.org

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July 2015

Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series:
Secrets to Landscaping with Natives

July 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for our popular summer lecture series. Greet old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and an inspiring presentation in the Library. See website for details on speakers and topics. In the Courtyard and Blaksley Library. Secrets to Landscaping with Natives With Susan Van Atta, Landscape Architect. Purchase a passport to the series for $100 members or $140 for non-members.

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August 2015

HomeGrown: The Legacy of 4-H in Goleta

August 19, 2015 - June 1, 2016

Goleta Valley Historical Society presents their latest exhibition, "HomeGrown: the Legacy of 4-H" at Rancho La Patera & Stow House. From gardening to growing livestock and from home economics to fashion design, our local 4-H program has made a significant impact on the lives and legacy in the Goodland. The exhibit, which includes photos, projects, art and more, brings light upon the youth and leaders who've embraced the 4-H program over the years. As the youth development program of the…

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Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series:
The Curious Case of Baja’s Chalk Dudleya

August 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for our popular summer lecture series. Greet old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and an inspiring presentation in the Library. See website for details on speakers and topics. In the Courtyard and Blaksley Library. The Curious Case of Baja's Chalk Dudleya With Tom Mulroy, Ph.D. Purchase a passport to the series for $100 members or $140 for non-members.

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September 2015

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

September 19, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - September 20, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108 United States
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Lotusland’s magnificent plant collections are the setting for this signature sale featuring rare, unusual, and very special plants, and a gathering frequented by some of our 
area’s most knowledgeable plant and garden design experts. Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM An Extraordinary Afternoon in the Garden A Signature Event for Garden Connoisseurs, Collectors, Passionate Gardeners and Lovers of Lotusland Rousing Live Auction Drought Tolerant Plants Wine & Specialty Cocktails Extensive Silent Auction Great Food & Lots of…

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Wine & Cheese Botanical Lecture Series:
True Tales from the Urban Fringe

September 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for our popular summer lecture series. Greet old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and an inspiring presentation in the Library. See website for details on speakers and topics. In the Courtyard and Blaksley Library. True Tales from the Urban Fringe Christy Brigham was raised in the pea and lentil capital of the world where she learned to love nature. She studied science at The Evergreen State College in Washington and received…

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