The Gardens of Lotusland are temporarily closed.
Ganna Walska Lotusland is closed to visitors through April 19, 2020 in accordance with California Executive Order N-33-20 which calls for Californians across the state to “stay home” for the preservation of public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lotusland Docent, Carol Beamer
“Magical… Whimsical … Gorgeous”

Temporarily Closed
Open Wed. through Sat.
Tours 10 AM & 1:30 PM
By Reservation Only 805.969.9990

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, 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.

Vogue Living Garden 2019s

Vogue Australia Garden Issue with Lotusland featured “Sense of Drama.” Photography by Claire Takacs. View article here.

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