Lotusland is committed to preserving the design and plantings of Madame Walska and earlier owners of the property.
But gardens do change. While Lotusland is no exception, changes here have been aimed at improving the health of the soil and plants, maintaining the drama of large (sometimes old and declining) plants and planting schemes, and adding to the educational value of the collections.
Since Madame’s Walska’s death in 1984, there has been a monumental philosophical shift in horticulture towards organic and ecological practices. Lotusland has embraced these philosophies and practices to great success, and hopes to encourage home gardeners to do the same.
These pages offer Lotusland’s philosophy on enhancing the health of the garden and plant collections. There are also vital resources on sustainable gardening for home gardeners.
- What is sustainable gardening? Find out how to form a Green Garden Strategy like Lotusland’s.
- Find products and learn techniques in these links.
- Habitat loss and over-collecting have pushed many plant species to endangered status. Find out about the urgent need for plant conservation.
- Got an ant problem? Need advice on lawn care? Learn green strategies used by Lotusland horticulturalists.
- How to bring butterflies, other beneficial insects and birds to a garden.
- Learn from a pro: read weekly columns by Lotusland’s Curator of the Living Collection Virginia Hayes.