Lotusland Celebrates: Memoirs of a Garden

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor

$50,000 (one available)

With this investment, the Presenting Sponsor receives valuable benefits that meet their marketing, networking, community engagement, and philanthropic needs. Involvement with this landmark event guarantees nine months of significant full-spectrum media visibility that reaches an international upscale audience.

As the Presenting Sponsor, you receive exclusive recognition amongst the Central Coast’s most sought-after audience, offering a tremendous opportunity for brand affinity and buzz. Your sponsorship includes a table for 12 with preferred seating and six VIP parking passes, valued at $25,000.

To learn more about Presenting Sponsor opportunities
please contact Sarah Haselschwardt, Strategic Partnerships Manager

shaselschwardt@lotusland.org or 805.969.3767 x129

Customized Sponsorship Opportunities
Starting at $10,000 sponsors may curate their own package

Creative Brand Partner
In-Kind Experience Sponsor
Product Placement
Underwriting Opportunities & more

For inquiries: Sarah Haselschwardt, Strategic Partnerships Manager
shaselschwardt@lotusland.org or805.969.3767 x129

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Commitments made before March 20, 2019, will ensure inclusion and recognition in the preliminary marketing and pre-sale ticket promotion.

Commitments made before May 20, 2019, will ensure inclusion and recognition in the event invitation.

A Selection of  Lotusland Celebrates Press

A Selection of Previous Lotusland Celebrates Sponsors

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Brand Affiliation Sponsor Package Examples

Lotusland Celebrates sponsors may customize their package with carefully curated benefits that meet their specific marketing goals.

2019 Sponsorship Packages
Principal Partner – $50,000 cash or in-kind equivalent
Principal Partner – $25,000 cash or in-kind equivalent
Principal Partner – $10,000 cash or in-kind equivalent

For inquiries: Sarah Haselschwardt, Strategic Partnerships Manager
shaselschwardt@lotusland.org or805.969.3767 x129

Verdura Belperron
2018 Principal Partner

Underwrote an event installation showcasing historic jewelry pieces
Presented a pre-event lecture for 200 guests
Hosted a pre-event trunk show at a private home
Donated percentage of sales to Lotusland between April and August
Gifted coffee table books to VIP attendees

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Oscar de al Renta
2018 Principal Partner

Produced two event installations
Curated post-event photoshoot at Lotusland
Donation of full-size perfume to VIP event attendees
Provided 10% off coupon for gift bags for all attendees

Russell Young, Artist
2018 Premiere Partner

Produced an event installation of Lotusland inspired paintings Donation of an auction item – Diamond Dust portrait of Coco Chanel Donated a percentage of artwork sales to Lotusland

2018 Exclusive Hospitality Partner

Gifted an auction item – all inclusive 5-night trip throughout Peru for two with spa and dining Donation of additional auction item – four rooms for two nights with wine and dinner for eight

COS BAR 2018
Preferred Partner

Provided 500 attendee gift bags including $100 gift card plus product samples


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2019 Lotusland Celebrates Gala Event
Lotusland Celebrates is a one of a kind gala held each July on the 37-acre botanical nirvana that is Lotusland in Santa Barbara, California The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music industries and has been held at Lotusland since 1995 and is the premier fundraising event in Southern California, selling out every year.

General Sponsorship Benefits
Exposure – Introduce your brand to the American Riviera’s most influential and affluent socialites
Promotion – Media exposure in national publications including VOGUE.com, LA Times, ArchitecturalDigest.com, Women’s Wear Daily
Reach – Gain access to a select group of Santa Barbara residents pre- and post- event
Recognition – Lotusland Celebrates gala invitation mailed to 3,000 California and bi-coastal residents in addition to event program and signage
Visibility – Access to Lotusland social media channels to share your brand’s story and offerings

Past Lotusland Celebrates Instagram Influencers
Zoe Saldana 4.4M
Isaiah Thomas 3.5M
Chriselle Lim 1.1M
Brittany Xavier 1M
Mariana Hewitt 813K
Garance Dore 744K
Camilla Belle 343K
Elizabeth Chambers 215K
Donald Robertson 206K
Nacho Figueras 147K

About Lotusland

“Lotusland could only have been dreamed up by a poet working together with a team of master gardeners, an angel and (of course) an opera singer. For decades now its jubilant bounty of gardens has calmed and uplifted and expanded me, opening the door to blossoming lotus ponds, tunnels of lemon trees, the stillness of a Japanese sanctuary and the kind of blazing colors that Monet would have envied. Everyone who’s been there knows: Lotusland is one of the hidden treasures of the world.”
     Pico Iyer, British Essayist & Travel Writer

Madame Ganna Walska
A well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, Madame Ganna Walska purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland, which has been recognized repeatedly as one of the 10 most beautiful gardens you must visit in your lifetime.

Magical Gardens of Lotusland
The spectacular collections of exotic plants, organized into 18 distinct gardens throughout the 37-acre property, are a very personal expression of Madame Ganna Walska’s penchant for the dramatic, the unexpected and the whimsical. Nine years after Madame’s death in 1983, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanic garden open to the public. Today, its gardens are coveted by artists, designers, aficionados and garden-lovers from around the world.