Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance tour reservations are required to visit – call 805.969.9990.
Guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday
February 17 through November 12
Adults: $48; ages 3 to 17, $24; 2 and under, free. Group tours available. Admission fees are non-refundable.
What’s on the tour?
A series of gardens, with subtropical and tropical plants from around the world, draws the visitor from surprise to surprise on the two-hour docent-guided walking tour. The tour includes both horticultural and historical information. There will be time to visit the Garden Shop at the end of the tour.
Is Membership a better option?
Lotusland Members visit free all year long and have the privilege of exploring the garden on their own or choosing a docent led tour. Members still need to make a reservation. The many benefits of Membership can be found here or call 805.969.3767 ext. 115 or 120.
Regular tours are appropriate for children ages 10 and over.
Separate Family Tours are available for younger guests and their parents and are approximately one and one half hours long.
Need special assistance?
Please inform a Visitor Services staff member of any special needs when you make your reservation.
Directions and parking instructions are included with the tour confirmation. Do not use MapQuest or similar programs. They will direct you to the wrong gate. (Lotusland’s Visitor Entrance is on a different street from its administrative offices.)
To Check for Tour Availability
TOURS ARE AT 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM, WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, BETWEEN FEBRUARY 15 and NOVEMBER 12. TO REQUEST A RESERVATION PLEASE CALL 805-969-9990. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH A VISITOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, PRE-PAID FOR THE TOUR AND RECEIVED A WRITTEN CONFIRMATION.
Phone: (805) 969-9990
Visitor Services Hours:
Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.