Reservations

For reservations call 805.969.9990

Tours are 10 AM & 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday
Between Mid Feb. and Mid Nov.
Reservations are required.

Upcoming Events

  1. Lotusland Celebrates: Gems of the Garden

    July 28 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Summer Twilight Tour

    August 18 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Prospective Docent Reception

    August 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  4. 2018 Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

    October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Japanese Garden Renovation

Restoring Body & Spirit is a metaphor for our goal to improve the physical condition of the Japanese Garden and restore its body and soul while meeting our visitors’ modern needs.

Lotusland Celebrates
Gems of the Garden

The proceeds of our annual gala provide funding for our Fourth Grade Outreach Program as well as needed financial assistance to maintain and preserve Madame Walska’s priceless gift to our community.

Welcome to

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the Montecito, California estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland, which is now recognized as one of the ten best gardens in the world. 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. Lotusland is home to several extraordinary plant collections and around each corner there is the unexpected – a surprise of unique garden design and plant species. After her death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanic garden and opened to the public in 1993. Our educational programs serve the Santa Barbara community and our innovative horticultural practices are shared with botanic gardens and garden-lovers around the world.

Spectacular Auction Items for July 28, 2018
Absentee Bidding Now Available

Garden in Paradise Logo 500

In Celebration of 25 years, Lotusland presents Gardens in Paradise.
A rare opportunity to experience the most exquisite and stunning private gardens in our community.

The UK’s Telegraph recently published a story naming Lotusland as one of the 10 best gardens in the world

The UK’s Telegraph recently published a story naming Lotusland as one of the 10 best gardens in the world. Author Christopher Bailes, a Chelsea Flower Show judge and past Royal Horticulture Society Curator at Rosemoore Garden named Lotusland as his number four garden. Read the article here.