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 large specimens of the gru-gru palm (Acrocomia aculeate) and a ponytail palm (Beaucarnea stricta). Many aloes, a genus of succulent plants native to Africa and Madagascar, have spectacular red, yellow or orange flowers.
Admission is $25 for members and $35 for members’ guests.
(Photograph by Jerry Harpur)
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.