Events, Visits, or Learning

Support the Experience Right for You

Throughout the year, the Garden partners with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to preserving California’s beautiful native plant legacy. Thanks to the generosity of our Garden sponsors, we have a calendar full of opportunities to engage and connect with our community of advocates. New and existing sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels. Have a look!

Development Team

805.682.4726, ext. 133

The Beer Garden

Every year the Garden hosts 400 guests for a special curated tasting trail through California’s native plants. Partnering with the best local restaurants and breweries, this event incorporates native California plants in every sip and bite. You don’t want to miss this unique experience.

Save the date: March 15, 2025

Forage & Feast

One-of-a-kind Garden dinner parties await. Inspired by native plants, these exclusive dinners are held in unique locations around the Garden in collaboration with local restaurants and winemakers.

2024 Dates: July 27 & October 19

Summer Serenade Series

Guests are invited to gather on our Island View lawn and enjoy an evening of curated musical performances. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low-backed chairs, picnics, and their drink of choice for a wonderful summer evening at the Garden.

Save the Dates for 2024: July 12, July 26, and August 9

Museums for All

Help provide access to the Garden community-wide by supporting our Museums for All initiative.   

(Throughout the year)

Native Planting Seasons

To kick off the native planting season, we stock our Nursery with even more of California’s native plants twice a year. Join us for a special nursery week/weekend designed to inspire both novice and expert gardeners alike. 

(Spring and Summer)

Conservation Symposium

Conservation heroes and engaging experts come together with students, land managers, conservation practitioners, and educators to tackle today’s most pressing environmental issues. Our participants leave inspired to further the mission of conserving native plants and habitats for the health and well-being of people and our planet.

Save the Date: January 20, 2024

Community Access Programs

Give the gift of an admission-free day to the Garden any time of the year.

Welch-Ryce-Haider is the generous sponsor of our sold out Free Senior Days, which take place every other month, all year long.

*Free day sponsors can gift all admissions to the Garden or select a special audience like children, seniors, veterans, or others. You may sponsor a single day or a series throughout the year. 

Backcountry Casitas

The Garden’s casitas program features unique designs built within the Backcountry section in partnership with local businesses and talent. Each nature playhouse invites guests to explore, discover, and experience firsthand the wonder of nature through whimsical, interactive exhibits that were featured from six months to two years.