Ganna Walska Lotusland




Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer 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 will be closed November 13, 2021 – February 16, 2022

We look forward to seeing you next season. Please call 805.969.9990 for next season’s reservations.



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.

Lotusland is closed November 13, 2021 – February 16, 2022.

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.