Japanese Garden Renovation
Our comprehensive renovation plan will rejuvenate and preserve this treasured garden. Restoring Body & Spirit is a metaphor for our goal to improve the physical condition of the Japanese Garden and restore it’s body and soul while meeting our visitors’ modern needs.
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.