Members Visit Free & Self-Guide
Call 805.969.3767 or sign up online
Learn more about Member benefits including access to exhibitions, invitations to enriching events and programs,
valuable discounts at Lotusland’s Garden Shop, and savings opportunities at more than a dozen local nurseries.
Reservations are required and are $50 for adults, $25 for children 17 and under, children under 2 are free.
We recommend booking 2-3 weeks in advance of your desired visit.
Reservations are made by phone, please leave a voicemail message and a member of our team will return your call in the order it was received.
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, today recognized as one of the ten best gardens in the world. The spectacular collections of exotic plants on the 37-acre property are a 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 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.
Lotusland Visitor Mask and Social Distance Policy
COVID-19 safety rules are in effect at the Garden. Visitors must arrive with a cloth mask or face covering.
We ask all visitors to follow social-distancing policies, including the wearing of masks for everyone over the age of three, avoiding contact with other guests and staff, exiting at the proper times and following other safety guidelines that are in place.
As of June 16 2021, following CDC and Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health guidelines, fully vaccinated guests may enjoy the Garden mask-free outdoors, provided that all others in their party are fully vaccinated. Masks are still required when approaching other guests and Garden staff, and at the Visitor Center.
Indoors & Visitor Center
Masks or Face Coverings are required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors when indoors or at The Visitor Center. Children under three years of age are exempt.
In The Garden
In accordance with CDC guidelines, visitors who are fully vaccinated may remove their face masks in outdoor spaces while using appropriate social distancing. While not enforcing vaccination checks, we request that any guests who are not yet vaccinated wear their masks for the duration of their visit. We continue to encourage visitors to wear a mask at all times, as many of our garden paths are narrow and social distancing may not always be possible.
If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact our office in advance of your arrival to the garden, 805.969.9990.