About Us

about-lotus
Asian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera
ssp. nucifera and ssp. lutea)

Lotusland Mission Statement


We preserve and enhance the unique, historic estate of Madame Ganna Walska, care for and improve its collections, and develop its conservation and horticulture programs, so they educate us, inspire us, and advance our understanding and appreciation of the importance of plants in our lives and in the life of the planet.

Lotusland Vision Statement


We aspire to be renowned globally and treasured locally.

Learn More About Lotusland


Contact Us to reach Lotusland staff. Note: if you want to make a reservation, click here.

Lotusland’s history in a timeline and an article about the colorful history of its founder, Madame Walska show the garden’s roots.

The Horticultural Philosophy of Lotusland, which is centered around Sustainable Gardening practices.

Local schoolchildren are served by Lotusland’s Fourth Grade Outreach Programs

A list of Trustees.

Employment opportunities and Internships.

Information on how to obtain images and arrange press visits are available in the Press Room.

Links to national and international organizations.

Lotusland is a Public Charity


When Madame Ganna Walska died in 1984, she left her jewel of a garden to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation.

Lotusland Stats

Latitude:
34°26´N

Longitude:
119°39´W

Altitude:
450-540 ft.

Annual Normal Precipitation:
17.9 in., 45.5 centimeters

Annual Normal Snowfall: 
0

Mean Daily Temperature: 
61° F, 16.1° C

Normal Minimum Temperature: 
43° F, 6.2° C

Normal Maximum Temperature: 
81° F, 27.1° C

Historic Low Temperature: 
28° F, -2.2° C

Historic High Temperature: 
108° F, 42° C USDA

zone: 
10

Upon opening to the public in 1993, Lotusland operated as a private operating foundation, as the majority of support was provided by one key asset: the endowment left by Madame Walska.

Lotusland has evolved so that now more than one-third of financial support comes from the public through charitable contributions, contributed membership fees and gross receipts from charitable activities. As a result, Ganna Walska Lotusland was reclassified by the IRS as a public charity in 2009.

Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance reservations are requiredRegular tours and Family Tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday between February 15 and November 15.