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March 2014

Ganna Walska: Enemy of the Average

March 1 - May 17

Lotusland proudly presents “Enemy of the Average”, a multi-media installation showcasing Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. This extraordinary exhibition opens Saturday, March 1. Archival photographs, film footage, recordings and personal belongings will be on display in the Lotusland Pavilion gallery, providing an opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable diva who has captivated the world.

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May 2014

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect treat for someone special in your life! One of our most popular events is celebrating Mother’s Day—the Saturday before Mother’s Day— by touring the garden, enjoying tea and refreshments on our pavilion patio. The tours are docent-led or members may explore the garden on their own. This is the perfect treat for someone special in your life! Tickets are $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers and $30 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.

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Cacti and Cocktails

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The cactus garden is especially lovely in the late afternoon light. Stroll through the garden and experience the magnificent epiphyllum and cactus blooms. Join a docent-led tour or members may explore the garden on their own. Specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and may be made by calling  805.969.9990.        

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Members’ Family Day 2014

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members’ Family Day: We Live in a Desert, Let’s Be Water Wise! A special benefit of Lotusland membership This fun day includes garden exploration, souvenir photos, face painting, music, games, crafts, and more!  Members may bring a picnic lunch.  Complimentary drinks and ice cream will be provided. Look in your Spring 2014 Newsletter for Members for the details and a reservation form.

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June 2014

The Lotus Society: Annual Recognition Luncheon – SAVE THE DATE

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

A special opportunity exclusively for members of The Lotus Society to tour a private home and garden. Members of The Lotus Society will receive invitations with more information in early May.

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Summer Bounty: A Lotusland Food & Wine Fête – SAVE THE DATE

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Exclusive Opportunity for Lotus Keeper level Members     Summer Bounty: A Lotusland Food & Wine Fête is a culinary celebration of superbly prepared dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients, all fresh from the farm as well as Lotusland’s organic orchard, and expertly paired with wines from a local vintner.

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July 2014

LotusFest 2014 – SAVE-THE-DATE

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake.  Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more! Tickets will go on sale in early April.  Call Visitor Services at 805-969-9990 for more information.  

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Lotusland Celebrates 2014: Once Upon a Time . . .

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. For more information please contact Courtney at or 805-969-3767 x116.

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September 2014

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

More than just your average plant sale, this signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a more than a dozen very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction, and for those impatient plant lovers, there will be a “buy it now” section of interesting and not-so-common species,…

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