Astronomical Night in the Garden
Aug
11
8:30 PM20:30

Astronomical Night in the Garden

Join in exploring space with powerful telescopes and great information for a night in the garden viewing the moon, planets and constellations and possibly a meteor shower!

Sunday, August 11, 2019
8:30pm - 10-30 pm
SYV Botanic Garden - West end of Riverview Park

Online registration is closed, if you’d like to participate, please join us and make donation at event!

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Nature Craft Day

Join in this fun day creating fun nature projects

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A fun day in the garden using items found in nature to create fun craft projects to take home with you or give away as a gift (just in time for Father's Day)! Appropriate for all ages, come join the fun and enjoy a day in the garden!

Space is limited so please register below to save your spot!

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Pooch-a-Palooza
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Pooch-a-Palooza

BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS FUN & FREE EVENT….


The SYV Botanic Garden is excited to be introducing and hosting our 2nd Annual Pooch-a-Palooza!
A fun event for all human and canine with a fun list of activities and vendors including:

• Costume Contest with Prizes & Raffle

• Mobile Grooming available on Site

• Training Info & Demos by SB Flyers 

• Custom Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs & Treats

• Face Painting & Custom Portraits

• Pet adoption with local rescue & shelters

• Photos by Hello Beautiful Photobooth Co.

• C.a.r.e.4 Paws Wellness clinic: low-cost vaccines, flea treatment, microchips, nail trimming & Pre-scheduled spays/neuters. Pre-schedule for spays/neuters at: info@care4paws.org or 805-968-CARE (2273)

Bring your friends and join us for a fun day in the garden!


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Spring Photography in Nature Workshop
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Photography in Nature Workshop

Learn tips and techniques for capturing great portrait and landscape photos in nature from an amazing panel of talented professionals!

Featuring worldly acclaimed photographer Jose Villa, globally featured photographer Linda Chaja, international filmmaker and photographer Joel Serrato, SYV Botanic Garden photographer Derek Glas, talented family photographer Angelina Hernandez

Open to all ages, interests and skill levels!

Bring your cameras of any kind, phones to digital to film, for a fun workshop exploring nature while learning the best ways to capture beautiful images of people, landscapes, animals and plants!

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SYVBG Appreciation BBQ
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

SYVBG Appreciation BBQ

Join us for our First Annual SYVBG Appreciation BBQ

Festivities begin at 4 pm with meet and greet with refreshments, appetizers, music & garden tours

Dinner served at 5:30-7 pm

Silent Auction & Live Auction and honoring Cachuma Press during the event

Members may reserve one ticket (Individual Membership), or two tickets (Family Membership) simply by contacting the Botanic Garden via phone, email, purchase below. Additional tickets and tickets for non-members who want to support the Botanic Garden are also available for purchase ($10 each). Tickets are first come first served, so RSVP early!

·       Musical Entertainment by Bear Erickson

·       Silent & Live Auctions include many items- too many to list!

·       Full BBQ dinner featuring Tri-tip and Chicken by Bill Agin

·       Local wine with the Botanic Garden label and donated by deLanda Vineyard, with selection of other beverages.

Dinner Tickets are sold out…

We still welcome you to come and join in the festivities for live music, garden tours and silent auction!

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Plant Propagation Workshop
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Plant Propagation Workshop

Just in time for spring planting join us for in our new propagation area for our Propagation workshop!

 Learn how to propagate your own plants in various ways and how to care for them

  • Seed collection & storage techniques

  • Soil mixtures for starting plants

  • Hands-on demonstrations of seed planting and vegetative propagation
    from cuttings

  • Propagation Irrigation and Fertilizing

Participants will be able to take a propagated cutting and propagation instructions home with them

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Wabi Sabi Workshop (Design with Nature)
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Wabi Sabi Workshop (Design with Nature)

Get Creative with Botanical Shadow Prints. Learn about the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi (the art of imperfection), then use it to make a piece of art with the shadow print process in a hands on experience. Susan Unger will lead the workshop and share her creative process. Fee includes all materials and a light lunch. Held at St. Mark’s in the Valley Church in Los Olivos.

SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW

Wabi-Sabi Workshop
60.00
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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Gypsy Studios Nature in Watercolors Painting Class

Discover the natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden through watercolor! We will begin with a guided walk through the botanical garden by SYV Botanic Garden docent, learning about the native foliage, unique landscaping and current blooms.

As we journey we will thoughtfully be selecting subjects to later paint. A Gypsy Studios artist will lead you through a watercolor session learning to use the medium and paint the beauty that is in bloom around us!

No painting or artistic experience is necessary to join in this event

*All watercolor supplies and set up will be provided. Guests are invited and encouraged to bring snacks, a picnic lunch and/or beverages of your choice… did somebody say Rosè?

*Botanic Garden Members receive $5 discount with code at checkout (contact us for code)
Register here: Gypsy Studios Art

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Spring Succulent Workshop
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Succulent Workshop

Join us at the Garden to create your own spring succulent arrangement using your own tea cup, basket, pipe, box or whatever you can find to plant your succulents in!

$30/non-members   $25/members

Succulents and planting material will be supplied, bring your own container to plant (we will also have a limited amount  of containers available for purchase)

Limited Registration – Reserve your spot here:

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30.00
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Volunteer Day in the Garden
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Day in the Garden

Our community garden is looking great with flowers blooming all over and we are busy preparing the garden for Spring and would love help getting it ready for spring planting!

Please join us on Saturday to help keep our garden looking great for everyone to enjoy! It's amazing how much the garden has grown and changed over the past few years and with everyone's help it gets better and better all the time!

Drop by any time from 9am - 2pm on Saturday for as little or as much time as you'd like to spend some time outdoors enjoying this beautiful weather and scenery and pulling some weeds!!

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Plant Propagation Workshop
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Plant Propagation Workshop

Just in time for spring planting join us for in our new propagation area for our Propagation workshop!

 Learn how to propagate your own plants in various ways and how to care for them

  • Seed collection & storage techniques

  • Soil mixtures for starting plants

  • Hands-on demonstrations of seed planting and vegetative propagation
    from cuttings

  • Propagation Irrigation and Fertilizing

Participants will be able to take a propagated cutting and propagation instructions home with them

Limited Registration – Reserve your spot here:

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All things Birds in the Garden
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

All things Birds in the Garden

Free to attend

11:45 am - Jay Bishop leads a 1 hr. bird walk through the garden & beyond

  • Adults & kids welcome

  • Binoculars provided by Audubon Society

  • Trivia & Quiz with prizes

1:00 pm – 2 pm – Eyes in the Sky – Meet a Wild Raptor

  •   Meet 2 Raptors with the Santa Barbara Audubon Society

2 pm – 3 pm – Birdhouse making workshop

  • Learn how to make your own Birdhouse with Dennis Beebe

  • $10 to make your own to take home with you, register in advance here

Make your own Birdhouse
10.00
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Mulch Madness & Beekeepers
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Mulch Madness & Beekeepers

Join us in the garden for Mulch Madness & Beekeepers 2019!

Free to attend

Get ready for spring with the SYV Botanic Garden…

Beekeeping information from Lompoc Valley Beekepers Association

  •   Observe a live working hive

  •   Beekeeping equipment & information

  • Learn the beneficial qualities of bees in gardens

Composting class

  • How to start your own composting at home

  • Beneficial Garden Mulching information

  •   Learn how to make your own Worm Box

Help Spread Mulch to keep our garden growing!

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SYVBG Appreciation Dinner & Auction
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

SYVBG Appreciation Dinner & Auction

Join us for rescheduled date: May 18th 2019

Join us for the SYVBG First Annual Appreciation BBQ rescheduled date for May 18th due to the forecast of inclement (but welcomed) weather and other circumstances beyond our control. We are hoping to have an event that is enjoyable for all and therefore we have scheduled a new date for May 18th.

Find the event here: SYVBG Appreciation BBQ

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Living Fence Workshop
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Living Fence Workshop

The ancient technique using pliable willow for construction of fencing and other pliable wood garden projects

  • Learn DIY techniques for home garden projects

  • When to harvest and how to care for it

  • Hands-on living fence construction/installation

  • $10 Members/$15 Non-members - register on website

  • Please bring your own shears, pruners and loppers

Living Fence Workshop
15.00
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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Join us for our annual Holiday Wreath workshop and create a festive wreath using native and repurposed local cuttings. Bring your own pruners and we will have all the things you need to learn how to make your very own live holiday wreath.

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Holiday Wreath Workshop
40.00
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30.00
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10.00
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Herbs for Firey Times :: Botanical Medicine for Respiratory Care +
Dec
6
10:30 AM10:30

Herbs for Firey Times :: Botanical Medicine for Respiratory Care +

Hosted in the garden by Black Sage Botanicals: www.blacksagebotanicals.org

As the fires in California have amped up their intensity, let us meet the times empowered & well-prepared with skills and resources to keep ourselves and our families well!

Herbs for Firey Times is a class to explore how we can work with botanical medicine & food for respiratory support, exposure to contaminated smoke, and the emotional repurcussions of such extreme events!

Class is offered on a donation basis
(suggested $15 - 30)
No one is turned away for lack of funds.
All are welcome.
More info on link of Facebook click here

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California Plants - A look at our iconic flora
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

California Plants - A look at our iconic flora

Free lecture & book signing with Dr. Matt Ritter

Co-hosted by the Los Olivos Library and Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society at
Los Olivos Community Organization Hall (formerly Santa Ynez Valley Grange)
2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos

There are more than 5,000 native plant species in California—nearly one third of which are now rare or endangered. Matt Ritter, professor of botany at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, seeks to raise awareness of our state’s unique botanical beauty with his new book, California Plants: A Guide to our Iconic Flora. Matt uses a straightforward, approachable style to celebrate the state’s flora and natural areas. During his lecture, he will share his photos and stories about some of the fascinating species included in his new field guide. Matt will be available to sign copies of his new book after his talk.

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Dr. Matt Ritter is a botany professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he studies California’s native plants and cultivated trees. He’s the author of several books, including A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us (Heyday, 2011). He won the Cal Poly Excellence in Teaching Award and the International Society of Arboriculture Award for Excellence in Education. He’s an avid woodworker, mason, and gardener.

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Fall Faeries & Dragons Festival
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Faeries & Dragons Festival

Join us in the garden for a magical, fun filled day for all dragons, faeries, elves, gnomes, children and adults of all ages!

Fun for all ages including:

  • Building Faerie Gardens

  • Making Magic Willow Wands

  • Create Dragon & Faerie Wings

  • Explore the Mystical Willow Maze

  • Magical Face Painting

And much more fun to list!

Free admission for a fun filled day for all in the garden! For more information or if you’d like to help or volunteer for this magical day, please contact us!

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Photography in Nature Workshop
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Photography in Nature Workshop

Learn tips and techniques for capturing great portrait and landscape photos in nature from professionals!

Open to all ages, interests and skill levels!

Bring your cameras of any kind, phones to digital to film, for a fun workshop exploring nature while learning the best ways to capture beautiful images of people, landscapes, animals and plants!

Featuring worldly acclaimed photographer Jose Villa, SYV Botanic Garden photographer Derek Glas, talented family photographer Angelina Hernandez and photographer, location scout and producer Bill Henderson.


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Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

SYV Botanic Garden Appreciation Dinner

RESCHEDULED

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May 18, 2019

We are so thankful for your support of the SYV Botanic Garden and for signing up to join us in our Appreciation Dinner. Unfortunately many can not attend next Sunday and we'd like to wine and dine everyone possible by rescheduling to February. We look forward to seeing you at a location and date to be announced shortly.  

All new Memberships will be honored and all old memberships that are active at this time, will be honored for February dinner. Thank you again for your support of the garden, there are several upcoming events and workshops to take part in this fall! We'd love for you to join and hope to see you there. Please check our website for up to date information and sign ups and further information on the Appreciation BBQ in March!

Sincerely,
The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden




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Succulent Pumpkin Workshop
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Succulent Pumpkin Workshop

Join us at the garden to create a beautiful fall succulent topped pumpkin. With a few changes these can last you through he holidays and beyond! A popular annual class with limited space, please be sure to RSVP or pre-register here to save your spot!

All materials provided for a donation of:

Sign up to become a SYVBG member today and take advantage of member discounts and perks!

All are encouraged to bring cuttings from your own gardens to share and use in your own arrangements!

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Santa Ynez Valley Arbor Day
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Ynez Valley Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day with the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden. Learn great info on trees, when to plant, how to plant and the best types of trees for our area as well as care and expert information. Some of the activities for all ages to include:

• Ask an Arborist - question and answers from tree experts (11:30-12:30)

• Top Ten Trees for the Santa Ynez Valley

• Kids “Thanks Tree” Craft Activity (11-12:30)

• How to Plant a Tree Display (10-1)

• Tree ID Scavenger Hunt - Learning Native Trees (10-1)

• Reading in the Garden ...story time (11-1:00)

• Composting demonstration & information

• Mulch & Wood Chip display & information

Free event for all to attend, donations are appreciated. Join us for a day of fun, learning and exploration of nature!

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Sep
4
to Sep 27

Nature Story

Introducing: NATURE STORY
In the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden
with Creator & Instructor Vlatka Herzberg

STARTING SEPTEMBER 2018

Imagine an outdoor enrichment program in the Botanic Garden with storytelling, writing, reading and fun activities. We will explore the SYV Botanic Garden with its local trees and plants one afternoon, each week. The children then write, read and tell nature stories inspired by the garden.
Research has shown that time in nature improves a child’s learning abilities, creativity, emotional well-being and self-value.
Your child will experience child-centered nature exploration and the building of Language Art Skills with a variety of activities including nature journal writing.

AGES 6-8, TUESDAYS
AGES 9-11 WEDNESDAYS
2:30PM - 5:30PM

Don't miss out on this fun and enriching program! Contact Vlatka to enroll now or for more information: 866-698-6537 or contact Vlatka directly at 415-209-3959

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