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May 2014

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – SOLD OUT

May 10, 2014 @ 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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June 2014

The Lotus Society: Annual Recognition Luncheon – SAVE THE DATE

June 8, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fall Harvest Dinner 2013

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

Lotusland Celebrates 2014: Once Upon a Time . . .

July 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lotusland Celebrates: Once Upon a Time

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, 2014

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 @ 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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August 2015

Summer Twilight Tour

August 15 @ 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 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 @ 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, 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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