A celebrated opera singer who married six times, Madame Ganna Walska was 54 when she purchased the estate she named Lotusland in 1941.

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Ganna Walska Lotusland

Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of Walska’s penchant for the dramatic, the unexpected, and the whimsical. After her death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanical garden and opened to the public in 1993.

Lotusland’s outstanding educational programs serve the local community and its innovative horticultural practices are shared with botanic gardens and garden-lovers around the world.