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:

Plant Propagation Workshop
20.00
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10.00
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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:

Spring Succulent Workshop
30.00
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25.00
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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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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Ventura Botanic Garden Field Trip (with Buellton Parks & Rec)

Discover how the native landscape has regrown and changed since the Thomas Fire. 

Trip includes a tour of the Gardens and talks by plant specialists,

gourmet box lunch, and a visit to Island View Nursery for shopping and garden inspiration.

Proceeds from this excursion benefit the SYV Botanic Garden Foundation. 

Garden Members: $75.00

Non Members: $95.00

Sign up here on Parks & Rec site: http://www.buelltonrec.com/buellton/

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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.

Confirmations will be emailed. Please take part in this celebration for our members and supporters.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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.
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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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March 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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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Garden Tours & Information

Please join us this Wednesday April 18th, 2018 at 6pm in the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden for complimentary wine, beverages & snacks, tour and find out about the botanic garden, meet board members, learn about our exciting events, programs and workshops, brainstorm ideas and sign up for memberships and volunteer opportunities. Great time to come out and check out the garden, everything is coming into bloom!

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

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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May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Movie Under The Stars - Rescheduled!

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

Hosts:
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 :
Brown paper tickets.com
Santaynezvalleyearthday.org
Santaynezvalleybotanicgarden.org

 

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