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Day Trips & Travel

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of field trips (ranging from day trips to extended travel opportunities) throughout California to educate participants about the native flora, vegetation, ecology, and natural history of the state. Information about currently scheduled field trips and field courses is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood, contact the SBBG Registrar or call (805) 682-4726 ext 102. Register early as many of these programs fill quickly!
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

image of wildflowers on Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island: Celebrate the Wildflowers!

April 24, 2014

Each spring the Anacapa Island flora blooms in rainbows

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image of Arroyo Burro Beach, Santa Barbara, photo courtesy Kyle McGowan - Six minute Style

Arroyo Burro West

May 3, 2014

Enjoy a walk with geologist Susie Bartz along this unique stretch of Santa Barbara’s coast

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Silver Splendor

Time Travelers: Botanical Train Trips 2014

May 10, 2014

Join SBBG’s Steve Junak for a rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscapes in southern California.

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Steve Junak botanizing in the Central Valley

Santa Cruz Island 4-Day Trip

May 26, 2014 - May 29, 2014

Celebrate spring on the largest and most diverse of the California Channel Islands

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Campaign Tours by Golf Cart—Reserve Your Spot Today!

image of SBBG's personal golf cart tourThe Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is raising much-needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden’s comprehensive campaign, we’d be happy to take you on a private golf cart tour.

  • Tours are offered for up to three guests at a time
  • 9:00am -or- 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by special appointment
  • Reserve your spot now: email the Registrar, or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102