Recognized as one of the most breathtaking public gardens in the world.
We preserve and enhance the unique, historic estate of Madame Ganna Walska, care for and improve its collections, and develop its conservation and horticulture programs, so they educate us, inspire us, and advance our understanding and appreciation of the importance of plants in our lives and in the life of the planet.
There were three main eras in the ownership of the property that is now Lotusland. In the 1880s it was known as Tanglewood, the home and commercial nursery of Kinton Stevens. In the 1920s the Gavit family renamed it Cuesta Linda and added the existing Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings and formal gardens. In 1941, Madame Walska purchased the property and ultimately named it Lotusland. Over four decades, she worked with many talented gardeners and designers to make the gardens you see today.Learn More
Madame Ganna Walska
In 1941, Madame Walska purchased the property and ultimately named it Lotusland. Over four decades, she worked with many talented gardeners and designers to make the gardens you see today.Learn More
Lotusland has published a quarterly newsletter since the fall of 1992. The history of the property and the fascinating life of Ganna Walska are well documented in these writings. We encourage you to learn more about Lotusland through these newsletters.Learn More
Diversity And Inclusion
Lotusland is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated. The Garden also seeks to encourage and support its employees and volunteers in creating this same culture within our organization.
Just as the garden is biologically diverse and engaging, we demonstrate the same qualities in our professional values and practices and to support diversity and inclusivity.
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Board of Trustees
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