Lotusland Celebrates 2024

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ANNUAL Gala & Live Auction

On Saturday, July 20, 2024, 500 patrons, community figures, influential personalities making their mark in the worlds of horticulture, environmentalism, culture and philanthropy will come together for Lotusland Celebrates: The Way of the Lotus. The Lotusland Celebrates Gala is the non-profit’s largest annual fundraising event, raising critical support for the Garden’s operations, including programs, educational initiatives, and Lotusland’s vital work in the preservation of biodiversity.

Taking place in the whimsical and unique gardens of Ganna Walska Lotusland nestled in the hills of Montecito, the evening will include a cocktail reception, dynamic live performances and unique activations staged throughout the gardens, the exhibition installation of Grounded, organized by Ashley Woods Hollister and and Johanna Burton, The Maurice Marciano Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, entertainment led by the charismatic Jane Lynch as emcee, a live auction, and a seated dinner.

Auction highlights include one-of-a-kind lots from an Edible Schoolyard Tour with Alice Waters and dinner at Chez Panisse, a VIP Formula 1, experience, private concerts, and exclusive getaways. Preview live and silent auction highlights online beginning July 10.

Your participation is essential to raise vital funds to care for the Garden and support operation costs for 2024.

This event is now sold out.
To add your name to the waitlist or learn about other ways to participate, click the link below.


Private Cabana for 12:
$50,000.00 ($46,400 tax deductible)

Table for 12:
$25,000.00 ($21,400 tax deductible)

Table for 10:
$15,000.00 ($12,000 tax deductible)

Table for 8:
$10,000.00 ($7,600 tax deductible)

Patron Tickets:
$4,000.00 ($3,400 tax deductible)

Individual Ticket: $1,200.00

Find out about auction proxy bidding

For more information, call 805.969.3767 x125 or email lotuslandcelebrates@lotusland.org


3:30 pm Garden Walk & Cocktails

Stroll through the Gardens and delight in surprises around every corner, captivating the senses and igniting the imagination. Enjoy delectable lotus inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you journey to Lotusland’s Great Lawn.

5:30 pm Celebratory Meal

Enjoy a gourmet al fresco dinner by Duo Catering with spectacular wine pairings by Antica Terra.

7:00 pm Evening Program

Engage in a dynamic program and a rousing live auction hosted by emcee Jane Lynch.

8:00 pm Sunset Farewell

Revel in the beauty of the Garden one last time on an enchanting exit promenade.




Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina

Event Committee

Event Chairs

Ashley Adelson
Merryl Brown
Lisa Bjornson Wolf

Guest Emcee

Jane Lynch


Connie Flowers Pearcy & John Pearcy
Belle Hahn
Lillian Hahn Shining & Stewart Shining
Kim Hunter & Paulo Lima
Chana & Jim Jackson

David Jones
Nora McNeely Hurley & Michael Hurley
Sandi & Bill Nicholson
Jennifer Smith
Mary Ta


Jeanne Anderson
Cheryl Burke
Katie Cooper
Rebecca DeSantis
Jelinda Devorzon
Ana Eschenbach
Patricia Feingold
Tiffany Foster
Jill Levinson
Maya Mallick
Joseph Marek

Angie McGrath
Leigh Ann Montano
Julie Morley
Mireille Noone
Setenay Osman
Elizabeth Patterson
Lizzie Peus
Natalie Pressley
Maria Schmidt
Shamra Strange
Jill Taylor
Caroline Thompson