Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day

On May 21, 2017 from noon until 5:00 pm, come celebrate the 15th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day at River View Park in Buellton, hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden. Please see the SYV Earth Day website for further details.

  • Sustainable Solutions
  • Environmental Non-Profits
  • Water-Wise Landscaping
  • Alternative Energy Green Cars Green Businesses
  • Kids Green Zone
  • Family Activities and Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • VIP Sponsors
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Food Court
  • Live Entertainment
  • Guest Speakers: James Heins, Marc McGinnes
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6:30pm 6:30pm

Movie Under The Stars - Rescheduled!

Please Note - This Event Has Been Rescheduled to May 12 2017

SYV Botanic Garden /SYV Earth Day
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:30-9:00 PM. Movie starts near 8:00 pm

Documentary Movie:
'Gaviota, the end of Southern California'. 

The word is out! Tickets are available to anyone excited to step outside and join the fun. 

The Gaviota Coast documentary was first featured at the popular Santa Barbara Film Festival. Its popularity was apparent by the large numbers of fans who were turned away both evenings at the doors due to high demand and lack of space. No worries! Here is your opportunity to see it again, or for the first time. 

End another perfect Sunday by relaxing under the stars at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton, the northern gateway to the spectacular Gaviota Coast. 

Don't forget to bring your lawn chair and blanket as it can be chilly in early May.  

6:30-8:00 pm (Dark) 
Relax and mingle at the Beer and Wine garden, offering refreshing local wine and beer tabled by SYV Earth Day/SYV Botanic Garden.

Catering the event is Flat Bread Pizza from Los Alamos, who will serve their their delicious culinary creations.

Relax with friends and family by one of the several fire pits, listen to live music by none other then Jade Hendrix, and play a game of bocce. 

8 pm
At first sign of stars the movie will begin.

The Gaviota documentary is truly a must see and talk of the town. The coexistence of native flora, animal life, the coast and the majestic Santa Ynez mountains is beautifully captured by the Gaviota film crew. 

For more information, visit :
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1:00pm 1:00pm

Sustainable, Water-Wise Garden Tour

On Sunday, May 7, 2017 WE Watch and the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden will hold their first Sustainable, Water-Wise Garden Tour.  The tour will run from 1 – 4 p.m. with a wine reception following the tour from 4 – 5:30 p.m., catered by Sass. If you are an avid gardener or just enjoy beautiful landscapes, this will be an opportunity for you to see creative use of low water using plants and elegant hardscapes or learn about the best practices for using and managing water in your garden and lighting that protects the night sky.

The tour will offer a rare peak at four private gardens designed by local landscape professionals who will be onsite to present the unique features of their gardens as well as answer your specific questions. By having ticket holders provide their own transportation, we are able to hold the admission fee down.

Tickets prices are $55 for general public, $45 for members of WE Watch or the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden.

Proceeds from the Garden Tour will go to a scholarship program for graduating seniors from Santa Ynez High School who have been accepted into a 2- or 4-year college to pursue studies in the natural sciences, geology, ecology, land use planning, or agronomy. This scholarship program, funded by donations to WE Watch, is now in its fourth year. This year, for the first time, it will be co-sponsored by the SYV Botanic Garden.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Susan Bott at 805-708-6337 or

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1:00pm 1:00pm

Celebrate Arbor Day

Every tree matters! Come out on Sunday, October 23rd from 1pm -4pm and celebrate Arbor Day with us! 

We will have guided tours, tree sales, planting, pruning tips, and trees selection advice. Looking forward to a fun day at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden! 



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Santa Ynez Valley Earth Earth 2016

SYV Earth Day is a educational and fun event for the community, by the community. There will be music, guest speakers and activities for the entire family.  You can find information for all the day's events on our facebook page. We'll see you there! Also check out the Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day Page  Facebook .

Music with Jeff Pine, the Ruben Lee Dalton Band and The Caverns.  

Guest speakers: Jim Hines, chair of the Sierra Club.  "Protecting the environment we all Care About."

James Lawson with Sky's the Limit.  "Travels around the World in Hot Air Balloon."

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4:00pm 4:00pm

Garden Shed Grand Opening

The air is crisp and fall is knocking on the door. So step outside and join us Friday afternoon 4-6 pm for the Tool Structures Grand Opening and some community fun at the SYV Botanic Garden. Wine, cheese, music, laughters and updates of what will happen in the garden this winter. The new tool structure is ready to be stocked with new and used garden tools. If you have extra tools taking up space in your own tool shed, the garden sure can put them to good use. Either way, take a break from the desk and join us. 
West End of Riverview Park in Buellton. Cross the bridge and you'll find us all having a good time.

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1:00am 1:00am

Earth Day


Join us for the Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day Festival, Saturday at 2nd from 1-5 p.m. at Riverview Park in Buellton.

This community event is hosted by the SYV Botanic Garden and the City of Buellton. Proceeds will benefit SYV Botanic Garden’s Education Outreach Program for Valley schools and youth groups.

Bring the kids, family and friends for an afternoon packed full of eco-educational fun.


Activities Include:

  • Live Music provided by Spencer The Gardener, The Soul Cats, and The Santa Ynez Valley Jazz Band
  • Family Activities hosted by Valley Schools and Buellton Library
  • Displays from eco-educational businesses such as SYV Botanic Garden Sedgwick Ranch, NatureTrack, Naples Coalition and Veggie Rescue
  • Visit Brush Goats 4 Hire and their herd dogs
  • Taste organic California honey
  • Take a look at a ‘Tiny House’ sustainable living on display, or walk into a 20 foot container and learn everything you should know about recycling
  • Fly a kite, create a wreath and make seed bombs to keep or throw in the botanic
  • Purchase refreshments such as snow cones, Alfresco catering, Figueroa Mountain Brewery , Alma Rosa winery, Palmina winery and Presidio winery, bottled water, healthy soft drinks
  • Shop organically grown produce, soy candles, rustic woodwork, jewelry, organic  skin lotions, lavender products, goat cheese and more
  • Do you need to stock up on cleaning supplies? Switch to eco-friendly products displayed at Earth Day
  • Purchase the newly published book ‘Kindness Diaries’ and have it signed by the author Leon Logothetis
  • Visit native plant displays learn everything there is to know about synthetic lawns and drip irrigation
  • Visit the Chumash Tule Huts at the Botanic Garden
  • Learn about Solar energy and how it can benefit you as a home owner and MUCH MUCH more!


All Around Landscape Supply
Alma Rosa Winery
Arcadia Studio
Buellton Garage
City of Buellton
Clairmont Lavender Farm
Creative Garden Design
Eco-Angel Enterprises
Figueroa Mountain Brewery
HSS Recycling Center (Waste Management Company)
Jayden Morrison Synthetic Solutions
Presidio Winery
Rabo Bank
Santa Barbara County Waste Management
SYS Santa Ynez Stone and Topsoil
SYV Botanic Garden
SYV Solar
S&S Seeds Inc
The Farmstead

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