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August 2014

Dawnridge: Spectacular Beverly Hills Design Showcase

August 21, 2014
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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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November 2014

Member Shop and Save

November 29, 2014 @ 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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May 2015

Members’ Family Day 2015

May 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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August 2015

Summer Twilight Tour

August 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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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September 2015

Reception for Prospective Docents

September 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Become a Lotusland Docent Share your passion for Lotusland by becoming a docent. Coffee reception for prospective docents Monday, September 14 • 9:30 AM. Docent training begins October 5, 2015. Lotusland will offer a 10-week docent training course providing all the necessary information for conducting a tour of the garden. Instructors are drawn from Lotusland staff, the Santa Barbara community, and other California academic and horticultural institutions. These informative and enjoyable Monday morning sessions last from 9:30 AM to NOON. A reception…

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Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

September 19, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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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, 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, and…

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October 2015

Succulent Wreath Workshop – Thursday, Oct. 15 -Sold Out

October 15, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Thursday Wreath Workshop is Sold Out Make your own living wreath. Join us for an informative and fun succulent wreath making session at Lotusland. This workshop, designed for beginners, leads you through the steps needed to build a beautiful living succulent wreath that can be used year-round with minimal care. All necessary materials to construct one 14-inch wreath are included in the workshop fee. This member-only event is limited to 8 adults. Members may bring a guest. Tickets are $75…

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Succulent Wreath Workshop – Friday, Oct. 16- Sold Out

October 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Friday’s Workshop is Sold Out Make your own living wreath. Join us for an informative and fun succulent wreath making session at Lotusland. This workshop, designed for beginners, leads you through the steps needed to build a beautiful living succulent wreath that can be used year-round with minimal care. All necessary materials to construct one 14-inch wreath are included in the workshop fee. This member-only event is limited to 8 adults. Members may bring a guest. Tickets are $75 for members…

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January 2016

Winter Walk

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Aloes display their spectacular blooms when most plants are dormant during the winter months—and when Lotusland is closed for public tours. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon in the garden and enjoy more than 170 species and cultivars of aloes during the winter recess. This is a special privilege reserved for Lotusland members and their guests only. Lotusland’s aloe garden includes Aloe barberae, A. dichotoma, A. plicatilis, and A. ramosissima. Two unusual plants in the garden are…

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February 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

February 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lotusland Members are invited to attend our 2016 Annual Meeting. Reservations are required. Please contact Patrick Reynolds at 805.969.3767, ext. 109 or by email preynolds@lotusland.org. Reception to follow.  

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