May is Garden Month!
The Santa Barbara Public Garden Partnership has collaborated to offer special tours, events and offers in conjunction with National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10 and Santa Barbara County Garden Appreciation Month during the month of May.
Below are offerings at Rancho La Patera:
Complimentary Garden Tours
Sundays in May at 2pm
Discover the history of our gardens and learn more about the Arboretum Restoration Project, which will return the gardens to the splendor of the early 20th century. Tours begin at the Visitor Center.
Friday, May 3, 8:00 am
Join Adam Lewis, co-author of the book The Birds of Lake Los Carneros, for a walk to explore the bird populations in the Lake Los Carneros Natural & Historical Preserve. Discover this "birding hotspot" in your own backyard throughout the seasons. Meet at the Rancho La Patera Visitor Center. Bring a camera and wear good walking shoes for an approximately 2-hour adventure. Free, no reservation necessary.
Free Admission Days
May 10 (Friday) & 11 (Saturday), 1-4pm
In honor of National Public Gardens Day visit the Ranch! Take a tour of the Stow House and gardens or swing into the History Education Center to check out our exhibit, Capturing The Goodland. Kids are invited for story-time and a Mother's Day craft project on Saturday from 1-3pm.
Heritage Tree, Garden & History Tour
Sunday, May 19, Noon-5pm
$40/pp includes transportation and light lunch.
Enjoy an escorted "behind-the-gates" tour of some of the Goodland's natural and historical treasures including Arroyo Hondo (preserved by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County), Bragg Farms, Bishop Ranch, the nationally-recognized Sister Witness Tree and more.
Co-hosted by Goleta Valley Beautiful. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Airbus. Reservations required.
Save the dates:
Environmental Hero Awards
Hosted by the Environmental Defense Center
Sunday, June 2
Co-hosted by Goleta Valley Historical Society & Old Spanish Days. Tickets on sale now.
Thursday, June 20
Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4
Music at the Ranch: Free Concert Series
July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20
Primetime Band Pops Concert
Hosted by Primetime Band
Sunday, August 18
Hosted by the Goleta Valley Art Association
Saturday, September 14
Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival
Hosted by Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise
Sunday, October 13
Holiday At The Ranch
Saturday / Sunday, December 14 & 15
For more information about any of our upcoming events contact:
(805) 681-7216 or 637-6783