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April 2014

The Lotus Society: Behind the Scenes Tour of Enemy of the Average

April 4, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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A special opportunity exclusively for members of The Lotus Society to tour the exhibition Ganna Walska: Enemy of the Average and hear the stories behind this incredible collection of memorabilia and personal belongings. Members of The Lotus Society have received invitations.

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May 2014
$45

Behind the Scenes Tour with Virginia Hayes

May 3, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Take a stroll with Curator Virginia Hayes and visit some behind-the-scenes locations not included on a regular tour including the wellhead and pump house, the nursery and propagation areas, and our acclaimed composting and compost tea brewing operation.   The tour will stop at the Main House mid-way for light refreshments. Members only. There is no fee for Lotus Keeper level members; Admission for General level members and their guests is $45 per person. Reservations are required and may be made…

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Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – SOLD OUT

May 10, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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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
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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

Last Day of Public Tours for 2014 – November 15

November 15, 2014 @ 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, 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
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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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