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May 2014

Bonsai Workshop

May 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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Create your own bonsai! Workshop includes pot, plant, and all other materials. Work with the experts and learn the art and science behind shaping and caring for a bonsai. Workshop will be in the Main courtyard $40 for members, $60 for non-members

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Native Flower Gardens with Susan Van Atta

May 31, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$75

Learn how to plan for a beautiful, flowering, sustainable garden with Landscape Architect Susan Van Atta. Susan will present her site based approach to native plant design, provide tools to develop successful combinations of native plants through her book The Southern California Native Flower Garden, and highlight attractive native plants and their uses in a walk around the Garden. $75 members, $100 non-members  

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Beautiful Garden Designs for Drought – UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County with Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect & Author

May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Presenters will present an array of top water-wise plant choices for your garden and how to create a beautiful garden design using these plants and others. Donna Simmons: Donna is an avid Master Gardener with experience in both Sonoma and Santa Barbara Counties. Lesley Wiscomb: Lesley is a retired Landscape Architect and a Master Gardener since 2010. Billy Goodnick:   Billy is a Landscape Architect, author and speaker who has, for many years, been teaching homeowners in a upbeat and inventive…

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Garden Strategies for Drought with Robert Kourik

May 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$100

Learn how to plan for a beautiful, flowering, sustainable garden with Landscape Architect Susan Van Atta. Susan will present her site based approach to native plant design, provide tools to develop successful combinations of native plants through her book The Southern California Native Flower Garden, and highlight attractive native plants and their uses in a walk around the Garden. $100 members, $150 non-members

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June 2014

Songs from the Garden – photography exhibition

June 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Captured Spirit Gallery, 1213 State Street
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Captured Spirit Photography is pleased to present "Songs from the Garden" - an exhibition of fifteen photographs taken by members of the Garden Club of Santa Barbara. This exhibition will open on June 6th and will run through June 27th. A reception will be held on Thursday, June 5th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in conjunction with Downtown Santa Barbara's monthly First Thursday event.   In preparation for the May 2014 flower show, the Garden Club of Santa Barbara invited photographer…

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February 2015

At Lotusland – FLOCK: Birds on the Brink

February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
$45

In addition to the breathtaking gardens of Lotusland, visitors will experience FLOCK, the contemporary art exhibit inspired by an environmental imperative – the global loss of wild bird populations and their role as indicators of the health of our planet. Lotusland Guest Curator Nancy Gifford February 28 to May 23, 2015 Thirty-five international artists transform the galleries and gardens of Lotusland to delight the senses and expand the awareness of the interdependency between birds, plants and people. FLOCK is a…

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April 2015

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events. Find a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. A small number of Matilija poppy and flannel bush will also be available. Iris will be in bud or bloom, allowing you a sneak peek at their beautiful colors. New shipments arriving weekly. Use your member discount. Friday, April 3: members receive 15% off…

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Garden Planning with the Experts

April 11, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$10 – $15

Saturdays 9:30-12noon, April 11, 18 and 25 Get the most out of a visit to our Spring Plant Sale with expert guidance from our expert staff horticulturists. Different aspects of successful designs with native will be covered each time. Tour the Garden from the perspective of designing gardens with native plants. Consultation in the nursery with each of our three horticultural experts. Refreshments served. Meet at Entrance Kiosk. $10 members / $15 non-members or sign up for all three: $25…

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Designing California Native Plant Gardens:
A Photographer’s Perspective, w/ Saxon Holt

April 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$15 – $20

The Garden is very pleased to bring acclaimed photographer, Saxon Holt to the Santa Barbara area. Holt is the author of several books and his work has been featured in magazines throughout the world. Seen through the camera lens, Holt’s perspective of native gardens reveals a subtle beauty that is often missed. Both offerings give you a chance to practice your photography skills with a master.

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The Magic of Light: Native Plant Photography Workshop

April 12, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$175 – $200

A hands on workshop for serious photographers. Get an early start to capture the magical morning light in the Garden, and photograph the meadow at the height of its glorious bloom! At midmorning, we adjourn to the Blaksley Library for a group critique and more tips on how to take fantastic photographs. Students must have a dslr camera, tripod, and equipment to download images for the critique. Presentation on April 11 highly recommended, but not necessary to attend this very…

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HomeGrown: The Legacy of 4-H in Goleta

April 19, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Goleta Valley Historical Society presents their latest exhibition, "HomeGrown: the Legacy of 4-H in Goleta" 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…

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Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour

April 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
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$90 – $125

This year, our tour visits the Santa Ynez Valley. Traveling in the comfort of limousine buses, we stop at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, visit an exclusive neighborhood landscaped with native plants, and tour a historic California Rancho. Gourmet lunch and wine is included. $90 members / $125 non-members

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At Lotusland – FLOCK: Birds on the Brink

April 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - July 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108 United States
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$45

In addition to the breathtaking gardens of Lotusland, visitors will experience FLOCK, the contemporary art exhibit inspired by an environmental imperative – the global loss of wild bird populations and their role as indicators of the health of our planet. Guest Curator Nancy Gifford February 28 to May 23, 2015 Guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday Reservations are Needed to Visit Call 805.969.9990  

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May 2015

Hort ‘n’ Hops Workshop: For the Birds

May 2, 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

Santa Barbara has a great diversity of birds; many can be attracted to your garden and enjoyed from the comfort of home. Learn how to attract birds to your garden with native plants and how to design habitats in which birds will be safe. Taught by Frederique Lavoipierre, Education Program Manager and author of Pacific Horticulture’s Garden Allies series. Meet at Blaksley Library. HORT ‘N' HOPS WORKSHOPS Where can you learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants than…

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Walking Tour – Campbell Ranch

May 9, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Free

Goleta Valley Historical Society, stewards of Rancho La Patera & Stow House invite you to take a historical walking tour: What do a wealthy Englishman, an American heiress, a Goleta ranch, Oak Park's dance floor, a landing spot during Prohibition, Charlie Chaplin, the future king of England, dashed dreams and a noted female "architect" have in common? Find the answers when you join Stacey Wright & Peter Hartmann, the “Urban Hikers,” for a 2-3 mile walk around historic Campbell Ranch,…

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