Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Walk

    January 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Morning Birdwalk at Lotusland

    February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Lotusland Reopens February 15, 2019
Reservations required call 805.969.9990
Tours are 10 AM & 1:30 PM, Wed. through Sat.

Welcome to

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the Montecito, California estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland, which is now recognized as one of the ten best gardens in the world. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of Walska’s penchant for the dramatic, the unexpected, and the whimsical. Lotusland is home to several extraordinary plant collections and around each corner there is the unexpected – a surprise of unique garden design and plant species. After her death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanic garden and opened to the public in 1993. Our educational programs serve the Santa Barbara community and our innovative horticultural practices are shared with botanic gardens and garden-lovers around the world.

The UK’s Telegraph recently published a story naming Lotusland as one of the 10 best gardens in the world

The UK’s Telegraph published a story naming Lotusland one of the 10 best gardens in the world. Author Christopher Bailes, a Chelsea Flower Show judge and past Royal Horticulture Society Curator at Rosemoore Garden named Lotusland as his number four garden. Read the article here.