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    February 2014

    Morning Bird Walk at Lotusland

    February 1, 2014 @ 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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    May 2014

    Behind the Scenes Tour with Virginia Hayes

    May 3, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    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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    June 2014

    Summer Bounty: A Lotusland Food & Wine Fête

    June 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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.  Ticket price $250. Space is limited. Call Member Services at 805-969-3767 for more…

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    January 2017

    Winter Walk

    January 21 @ 1:30 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 140 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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    May 2017

    Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

    May 13 @ 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 $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers and $40 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.

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    Members’ Family Day 2017-SOLD OUT

    May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Members' Family Day (SOLD-OUT - accepting wait list): 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. Souvenir photos by  Bob DeBris. Face painting by Anji Lawson. Giant mural by Kathy Mills. Look in your Spring 2017 Newsletter for Members for the details and a reservation form or download below. Admission is free for members,…

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