Botanic Garden Hosts Delightful Beer Garden
Beers Crafted to Go with Botanical Surroundings
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser — the Santa Barbara Beer Garden — was once again an extraordinarily enjoyable event. On March 23, 15 breweries spread throughout the magnificent garden offered beers carefully crafted to go with their botanical surroundings. Thoughtful gourmet food pairings from area food purveyors, live instrumental music, botanical exhibits, and a welcoming, fun crowd rounded out this fabulous experience. The fundraiser supports the garden’s programs in environmental education, conservation and research, and native plant horticulture. The 200 tickets sold out within hours, but a new conditional-use permit will allow 400 lucky souls to attend next year.