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Autumn Afternoons: Picnic – October 20 – Open to Public & Members

A special opportunity for Members and guests to enjoy an intimate picnic on the Great Lawn. Bring a blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) which you can carry from the Visitor Center. Picnics must be selfcontained for safety and ease. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax and, unwind. […]

Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT- October 30

SOLD OUT Gather Your Little Garden Goblins for a spooky boo-tanical stroll. Follow the map to find poisonous plants, creepy creatures, and more. Costumes are encouraged or all ages, and masks are required. Space is limited and advance reservations required. To maintain social distancing, groups must be six or fewer. Non-Members $60 Adults, $30 Children […]

Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT – Morning

SOLD OUT Gather Your Little Garden Goblins for a spooky Boo-tanical stroll. Follow the map to find poisonous plants, creepy creatures, and more. Costumes are encouraged or all ages, and masks are required. Space is limited and advance reservations required. To maintain social distancing, groups must be six or fewer. Non-Members $60 Adults, $30 Children […]

Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT- October 31 – Afternoon

SOLD OUT Gather Your Little Garden Goblins for a spooky Boo-tanical stroll. Follow the map to find poisonous plants, creepy creatures, and more. Costumes are encouraged or all ages, and masks are required. Space is limited and advance reservations required with timed arrivals. To maintain social distancing, groups must be six or fewer. Non-Members $60 […]

Lessons from Lotusland – Ganna Walska: Out of the Limelight and into the Garden – ZOOM

With endless energy and a lively intelligence, Madame Ganna Walska pursued a love of beauty, music, and self-realization. Her personal and professional commitments brought her in close contact with the cultural and social elite on two continents. Never comfortable with the role of socialite, she challenged women’s traditional roles, courageously living life on her own […]

Autumn Afternoons: Picnic-Nov. 28

A special opportunity for Members to enjoy an intimate picnic on the Great Lawn. Bring a blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) which you can carry from the Visitor Center. Picnics must be selfcontained for safety and ease. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax and, unwind. After your […]

Lessons from Lotusland: Circle of Life – Sustainable Horticulture – ZOOM

Join us for a lively Corey Welles ZOOM presentation and learn about the philosophies, techniques, and materials employed at Lotusland for ecological balance and superior plant health. This FREE event requires you to register. REGISTER HERE Horticulture: the culture of ornamental and edible plants in an ecologically compatible way. Use organic fertilizers Severely restrict pesticides to minimize ecological […]

Lessons from Lotusland – Alluring Aloes: Lotusland’s Aloe Adventure – ZOOM

This showstopping winter-blooming garden includes a fascinating variety of over 160 species of Aloe. Hear about the genus Aloe and the creation of this iconic Lotusland collection. Also learn about Tom Cole’s Aloe explorations in Africa and designing with aloes in the landscape. Paul Mills, Curator of the Living Collections and Tom Cole, Cold Spring Aloes. This FREE event requires you to register. […]

Love in Bloom

Morning Walk arrival times 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM Love—and beauty—are in full bloom when you experience Lotusland with your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Take an intimate garden stroll through the magical landscape of Lotusland and bring a picnic to enjoy on the Great Lawn or purchase food from duo Catering (see below). $80 per couple […]

Lessons from Lotusland – Kokedama: Hanging Gardens – ZOOM

Explore the Japanese art of kokedama in a hands-on virtual lesson. Kokedama translates to “moss ball” in English and is a technique of displaying a plant in a ball of soil wrapped in moss and secured with twine. Anna Bower, Assistant Curator Kerstin Horneman, Events Manager Register Here Free for Garden Lover Members, $10 General Members […]

Picnic in Paradise – Saturday, March 20

Arrival times 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM - SOLD OUT •  Enjoy a self-contained, socially distant yet intimate picnic on Lotusland’s Great Lawn. Bring your picnic blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) and only gear you can carry to the Great Lawn. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax, and unwind […]

Easter Weekend Picnic – Saturday, April 3

Picnic and stroll the gardens is always an Egg-cellent idea! Morning Arrival times 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM Afternoon Arrival times 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM  Enjoy a self-contained, socially distant yet intimate picnic on Lotusland’s Great Lawn. Bring your picnic blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) and only gear you can carry to the Great Lawn. […]

Lessons from Lotusland: Tantalizing Topiaries: Lotusland Living Sculptures

Wednesday, April 21, 2021   3:00 – 4:00 PM PST Tyler Diehl, Lotusland’s Director of Gardens and Facilities, will share the fascinating history of the horticultural practice of topiary and will discuss the ongoing maintenance of Lotusland’s 26 living topiary sculptures. We will also be joined by topiary designer and sculptor Lori Ann David.  Lori Ann […]

Sanctuary – Thursday, April 22

From the Garden, for the Garden Lotusland Online Art Sale & Gallery Exhibition April 22 -  May 3, 2021 Sanctuary - From the Garden, for the Garden is an online art sale and GraySpace Gallery exhibition in participation with Ruth Ellen Hoag, curated by Ashley Woods Hollister and Casey Turpin. Sanctuary represents local artists creating work […]

Mother’s Day Picnic – Saturday, May 8 SOLD OUT

Celebrate Mum with a picnic on the main lawn and stroll through the gardens. Saturday, May 8, 2021 Arrival times 10:00, 10:15, 10:30 AM and 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 PM Enjoy a picnic with Mom on The Great Lawn at Lotusland. Bring a blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) and relax under shade or sun. […]

Lessons from Lotusland: The Essence of the Japanese Garden at Lotusland

Tuesday, May 18   5:00 – 6:00 PM PST A look at the beauty of the Garden and the creative process that brings out the character and uniqueness of Lotusland's Japanese Garden. Presented by Terri Clay(Bouck), Lotusland’s Japanese Garden Pruning Specialist. Terri started tending to Lotusland’s Japanese Garden and its specimen plants in 1986, including 20 […]

Member’s Appreciation: Live Music in the Garden!

Thursday, June 17 Arrival times: 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM and 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM Friday, June 18 Arrival times: 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM and 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM Music is back at Lotusland! Members are invited to an exclusive opportunity to bring their own goodies and relax in the beauty & serenity of Lotusland with live […]

Dads & Grads Picnic – Sunday, June 20

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

Celebrate Dads and Grads, Sunday, June 20th with a picnic on Lotusland Great Lawn. Arrival Times: 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30  Bring your picnic blanket, food and drinks (alcohol is allowed) and only gear you can carry to the Great Lawn. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax, and unwind in the […]

Lessons from Lotusland: Aquatic Plants: Lotuses, Waterlilies and More with Paul Mills

Tuesday, June 22 5:30 PST live webinar Free with registration Don't miss the last of our Lessons from Lotusland Spring and Summer series! Learn about the water-loving plants of Lotusland from Paul Mills, Curator of the Living Collections at Lotusland. From our namesake plant, the sacred lotus, to the common duckweed, these hydrophytes often have […]

MARNI x LOTUSLAND POP UP

Don't miss the MARNI x LOTUSLAND POP UP event!   Wednesday, July 21 - Friday, July 23, 2021 RSVP NOW as space is limited. Innovative and multifaceted, Marni is recognized all over the world for its luxury ready-to-wear and accessories collections Made in Italy. The aesthetic paradigm of the brand reflects the vision of creative […]

LOTUSLAND CELEBRATES: Petal to the Metal

Lotusland's Annual Summer Gala is Back!   SOLD OUT ONLINE AUCTION LIVE NOW: BID HERE! Lotusland Celebrates is the organization's largest benefit and is not to be missed. For more than two decades the summer show stopper has dazzled attendees with unique and whimsical themes, live entertainment, garden odysseys, incredible auction items, and a gathering […]

Summer Concert and Picnic in the Garden: Connor Cherland at Lotusland

September 18, 2021 - SOLD OUT! With a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music, Conner Cherland’s voice compares with present-day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping, foot percussion, and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from […]

Exceptional Plants 2021

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction & Sale Saturday, October  9   1:30 PM – 5:30 PM EVENT IS SOLD OUT! The ultimate plant party is back! Join kindred spirit plant people to enjoy camaraderie, great food, specialty cocktails and an idyllic setting.    This is a most unique and enjoyable day on the Great Lawn featuring […]

MONSTERA MASH: A boo-tanical Stroll through Lotusland

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

MONSTERA MASH: A BOO-TANICAL STROLL THROUGH LOTUSLAND Thursday, October 28 - Saturday, October 30  Arrivals at 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM Gather in the garden for a boo-tanical stroll and experience the thrills and chills of the season.  Follow the Monstera Mash Map through the gardens to find spooktacular decorations, learn about poisonous plants […]

Member Shopping Days

Saturday November 27 and Saturday December 11 Members are invited to visit Lotusland this Winter for Garden tours and seasonal holiday shopping in the Garden Shop. Space is Limited. Make your reservation today! Morning and Afternoon Tours Available. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

Member’s Winter Walk- SOLD OUT

Enjoy a winter garden walk and discover the seasonal treasures only on view during the colder months —when Lotusland is closed for public tours.   While the entire garden morphs seasonally, the showstopping winter-blooming Aloe Garden includes a fascinating variety of over 160 species of Aloe and is not to be missed! This is a special opportunity reserved […]

Valentine’s Picnic in the Garden- SOLD OUT

What could be more romantic than an afternoon at Lotusland?  Bring your sweetheart to the Garden to enjoy a picnic and live music by local flamenco guitarist Tony Ybarra. Pack your blanket and a basket of goodies, claim your spot under the oaks on the Great Lawn, and enjoy as romantic ambiance. All guests receive […]

Apple Grafting Workshop with master grafter Arnold Bernstein

Learn the art of apple grafting from master grafter and rare fruit grower Arnold Bernstein. In this hands-on workshop you will graft and take home a semi-dwarf producing apple tree, ideal to our climate. We will provide all the materials for grafting, as well as light refreshments.  Grafting is the art of attaching a desirable […]

Studio Art Workshops in collaboration with SBMA

Art Workshops in partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art We are thrilled to announce a program in partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art  drawing inspiration from Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources   SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022 10AM-12PM or 1PM-3PM Family Painting Workshop inspired by Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van […]

Garden Golden Hour – SOLD OUT

VIEW THE GARDEN in the magical light of late afternoon when the botanical colors and textures come alive. Wander the garden at your leisure or take part in a docent-guided tour as you enjoy complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The chance to stroll the gardens at sunset only comes around a few times a […]

Spring Picnic & Al Fresco Concert – SOLD OUT

SEE THE GARDEN IN ALL ITS SPRING GLORY.  SOLD OUT Pack a picnic and a blanket, enjoy a stroll through the Garden and relax with live music by Salty Strings. Pack your blanket and a basket of goodies and claim your spot under the oaks on the Great Lawn for a relaxing musical afternoon in […]

LOTUSLAND Book Release Luncheon

In Celebration of LOTUSLAND Eccentric Garden Paradise, You are invited for the Rizzoli Book Release and Luncheon on the Great Lawn. Join us, Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 11:30 am Champagne Garden Walk ~ 12:30 pm Seated Luncheon Lotusland Members at the Guardian Circle level or higher receive two complimentary tickets to this event. Guardian Circle members may confirm their attendance with Patricia Sadeghian, Director of Development at 805.969.3767, ext. 125 or psadeghian@lotusland.org   This event is SOLD […]

Member’s Garden Golden Hour

View the garden in the magical light of late afternoon when the botanical colors and textures come alive. Wander the garden at your leisure or take part in a docent-guided tour as you enjoy complementary wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The chance to stroll the gardens as the sun begins to set comes around only […]

Lessons from Lotusland ~ Madame Ganna Walska in Paris

Join us online for Lessons from Lotusland, our ongoing series of virtual lectures.  Get an inside glimpse into the Garden, the collections, its operations and its creators.  Be sure to have your conversation questions ready for the Q&A. Madame Ganna Walska in Paris with Rose Thomas Tuesday, June 21 5:30 PM - 6:30PM Lotusland Research […]

Lotusland Celebrates ~ Birdsong

This year’s Lotusland Celebrates gala will soar beyond your wildest imagination and flights of fancy! On Saturday, July 23 from 3:30 until 8:00 in the evening Lotusland Celebrates: Birdsong will be a multi-sensory event featuring craft cocktails, curated wines, a gourmet meal, and live music. A surprise musical performance will enliven the Gardens with ambient […]

Al Fresco Picnic on the Great Lawn ( SOLD OUT)

Pack your blanket and a basket of goodies and claim your spot under the oaks on the Great Lawn for a relaxing musical performance by Conner Cherland. Don't forget to take time to stroll through the Garden. With a blend of styles from Americana, Folk and Indie Rock, Conner Cherland’s voice compares with present day singers […]

Garden Golden Hour (Members Only)

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

View the garden in the magical light of late afternoon when the botanical colors and textures come alive. Wander the garden at your leisure or take part in a docent-guided tour as you enjoy complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The chance to stroll the gardens at sunset only comes around a few times a […]

Exceptional Plants 2022

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

The ultimate plant party is back! Join kindred spirit plant people to enjoy camaraderie, great food, specialty cocktails and an idyllic setting. This is a most unique and enjoyable day on the Great Lawn featuring numerous rare and specimen plants in an impressive silent auction. For a grand finale, participate in an exciting live auction […]

A Day of Wellness with Lotusland and Palma Colectiva

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

Join us for a day of wellness at Lotusland, where wonder, beauty, and Mother’s Nature Imagination grow wild. Immerse yourself in the healing properties of the garden through a guided Mindfulness retreat that will leave you with a deeper connection to self, spirit, and community. The five hour healing retreat will include a choice of […]

Monstera Mash ~ All Ages

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

A Boo-tanical Stroll Through Lotusland. Follow the Monstera Mash Map through the gardens to find spooktacular decorations, learn about poisonous plants and creepy creatures, and discover mysterious surprises around every corner. Costumes are encouraged. Space is limited and advance reservations with staggered arrivals required. All ages welcome (Age 2 and under FREE)    

Spirits of Lotusland ~ Halloween Soirée. Ages 21+

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

  The spookiest time of the year is nearly upon us! Beware of the Bromeliad and Theatre Garden as they transform before your very eyes into a speakeasy of spirits and tunes by Professor Watson of Swingtronic, or be spellbound by the mental magic of Gene Urban. And for those brave enough, we offer Tarot […]

2022 Focus Tour Series ~ Sound: The Birds of Lotusland

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

Our Popular Focus Tours are Back for 2022!  Join naturalists Rebecca Coulter and Jeff Chemnick for a morning bird walk on the grounds of Lotusland. Both beginner and experienced birders will appreciate the diverse and beautiful birds that make home in the gardens of Lotusland. Enjoy coffee and pastries with our naturalists after the walk.  […]

Lessons from Lotusland ~ Saving the Cycads

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

  Join us for Lessons from Lotusland, our ongoing series of virtual lectures. Get an inside glimpse into the Garden, the collections, its operations and its creators.   Be sure to have your conversation questions ready for the Q&A.   Lessons from Lotusland: Saving the Cycads Wednesday, November 16 5:30 - 6:30PM  PST  

SOLD OUT Educators Appreciation Days ~ Nov. 18th

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

  At Lotusland we value the educators in our community!   To show our appreciation of the hard work you do—we are inviting Santa Barbara County educators, para-educators, administrators and school employees for a free visit to the Garden! These self-guided tours last one and a half hours and visit times are staggered. Space is limited […]

SOLD OUT Educators Appreciation Days ~ Nov. 19th

Ganna Walska Lotusland Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA

At Lotusland we value the educators in our community! To show our appreciation of the hard work you do—we are inviting Santa Barbara County educators, para-educators, administrators and school employees for a free visit to the Garden! These self-guided tours last one and a half hours and visit times are staggered. Space is limited and […]

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