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February 2015

FLOCK: Birds on the Brink 2015

February 28 - May 23

Experience “FLOCK: Birds on the Brink” – In addition to the breathtaking gardens of Lotusland, visitors will see a contemporary art exhibition inspired by an environmental imperative – the global loss of wild bird populations and their role as indicators of the health of our planet. More than thirty international artists transform the galleries and gardens of Lotusland to delight the senses while expanding awareness of the crucial interplay between birds and plants which enables species diversity for environmental sustainability. Exhibition…

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May 2015

International Migratory Bird Day

May 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

International Migratory Bird Day. Enjoy a day-long Lotusland celebration of birds with noted author Joan Lentz, award winning photojournalist Greg Homel and Lotusland plant health coordinator Corey Welles. Corey’s “The Rich Bird Habitat of Lotusland,” Greg’s stories and images from his travels in search of birds to the four corners of the world and Joan’s unmatched local avian knowledge all combine for an exceptional day in the garden. The garden opens at 8:30 AM so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the…

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Cacti and Cocktails

May 16 @ 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 2015

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members’ Family Day: Birds in Paradise 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. Parrots on Parade: Get up close and personal with avian ambassadors and be educated and entertained by a plethora of parrots! Souvenir photos by  Bob DeBris. Face painting by Anji Lawson. Giant mural by Kathy Mills. Look in…

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July 2015

LotusFest! 2015

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake.  July is peak blooming season, and guests will have the opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more! Lotus flowers open during the day and close at night. Prime viewing time during LotusFest will be until 3:00 or 4:00 PM, depending…

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Lotusland Celebrates 2015: Passage to India

July 26 @ 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 ctentler@lotusland.org or 805-969-3767 x116.

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September 2015

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

More than just your average plant sale, this signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Lotusland with wine, beer, specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres served on the main lawn. 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,…

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