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May 2014

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – SOLD OUT

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.   This event is now full.

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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 have been mailed invitations.

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Summer Bounty: A Lotusland Food & Wine Fête

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Exclusive Opportunity for Lotus Keeper level Members     Celebrate the beautiful evening light of the summer solstice with an intimate dinner served on Lotusland’s Main Lawn. Chef Ron True of Arlington Tavern will be preparing a special menu for this farm-style feast, featuring locally sourced ingredients, especially from Lotusland’s organic orchard, with expert wine pairings by Sommelier Dane Campbell, Wine Education Manager at  Zaca Mesa Winery.

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July 2014

LotusFest! 2014

July 12 @ 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 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 ctentler@lotusland.org or 805-969-3767 x116.

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August 2014

Dawnridge: Spectacular Beverly Hills Design Showcase

August 21

Exclusive Lotusland Day Trip to Dawnridge. Tour the former home and gardens of DESIGN ICON Tony Duquette on an exclusive Lotusland all-day excursion to Beverly Hills. The Current owners are Duquette’s protegé and business partner for over 30 years, Hutton Wilkinson, and his wife Ruth. They maintain Dawnridge as a tribute to the Duquettes; they purchased the home in order to “save its life.” LA Observed’s, Adrienne Crew, describes Hutton Wilkinson as an “Interior designer, jewelry guru, businessman, socialite, native Angeleno, author,…

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Summer Twilight Tour

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

View the garden in the magical light of late afternoon with blooms and colors that are unique to the season. This popular event invites guests to enjoy the long days of summer. Non-members reserve a docent-guided tour while members and their guests have the option of exploring the garden on their own. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres are served from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on the geranium terrace overlooking the main lawn. Admission is $65 for members and $75…

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November 2014

Last Day of Public Tours for 2014 – November 15

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Lotusland is glorious in the light of the fall season. Tour the garden with an expert at 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday thru Saturday. Please call 805.969.9990 for reservations. Lotusland is required to close for 3 months during the winter due to the County of Santa Barbara’s Conditional Use Permit. Lotusland reopens Wednesday, February 18, 2014.

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Member Shop and Save

November 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Lotusland will open its gates Saturday, November 29th, to give members and their guests the exclusive opportunity to find a special holiday gift and stroll through the garden. Enjoy hot cider and cookies at the Garden Shop and browse our selection of plants, Lotusland exclusives and more. Members attend free and may bring guests at $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 3 to 18. Friend and above level members may use their guest admission passes. Reservations for this self-guided…

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