Summer Sips at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Posted on Jun 7 by SEASONS Magazine

Courtesy of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The eighth annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Summer Sips wine and cheese lecture series, brings together the local community to speak about native oaks, the Channel Islands, garden design and beyond! The opening Summer Sips of the season takes place on Saturday, June 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Garden located at 1212 Mission Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara. It starts with a wine tasting paired with lovely appetizers, as well as conversation. Following, presentations are held in the Blaksley Library.

Courtesy of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

This weekend’s Summer Sips focus is on Oaks in the Home Landscape. The wines are from Grassini Family Vineyards. Here you will learn the simple rules and a few tricks about growing oaks in a healthy way.

The second Summer Sips takes place on Saturday, July 14 from 4-6 p.m.The theme of this Summer Sip is Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz Island is the largest and most diverse island of the Northern Channel Islands in terms of its climate, geology, and topography.

The final Summer Sips takes place on Saturday, August 11 from 4-6 p.m. The emphasis of this lecture is on Designing Native Gardens. The Director of Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, is here to offer advice on designing native gardens inspired by nature, historical gardens, and thoughtful plant selection.

Courtesy Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Courtesy Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Attendance is limited, so advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Call 805/682-4726, ext. 102 or register online. Garden members who wish to attend all three lectures can purchase a discounted Summer Sips Series Passport. Not a Garden member? Join today at Advance registration is strongly encouraged. To register, call 805/682-4726, ext. 102 or visit

—Delaney Mayfield


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