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April 2014

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

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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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February 2014

First Day of 2014 Public Tours

February 19

The Garden reopens for public tours after our annual winter recess.   As always, reservations are required to visit the garden. Contact Visitor Services at 805-969-9990 for reservations or for more information.

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Morning Bird Walk at Lotusland

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join Lotusland Research Associate Jeff Chemnick and Director Emeritus Steve Timbrook as they lead their annual winter bird walk. The morning tour focuses on seeing as many species as possible. This is a great way for both experienced birders and beginners to seek out avian “tourists” that spend the winter in Santa Barbara. We will have several pairs of binoculars to lend if you don’t have your own. The cost for this exceptional event is $50 for members and $55…

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January 2014

Aloe Outing

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Reception for Prospective Docents

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lotusland plans a coffee reception for prospective docents at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 13. Visitors to Lotusland, a 37-acre botanic garden in Montecito, are treated to botanical and historical information about the estate, interpreted by docents who undergo extensive training to prepare them for giving public tours. The coffee reception offers an opportunity to learn more about docent training and to meet some of the very knowledgeable docents who currently lead tours at Lotusland. If you are interested in…

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