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November 2016

Members’ Holiday in the Garden

November 26, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy the garden in the glory of autumn with a docent or on a self-guided tour. Afterward, shop exclusive Lotusland gifts and treasures in the Garden Shop! Guests are welcome when accompanied by a member (Lotus Keeper members need not accompany guests). Space is limited. There is a $15 fee per vehicle to cover the cost of valet parking, to allow as many members as possible to enjoy this morning in the garden. RSVP to Visitor Services at 805.969.9990. Guest admissions are: Adults, $45; Children ages 3-18, $20; Children ages 2 and under, free. Friend and Lotus…

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February 2017

Sheats Goldstein Residence Tour

February 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$275

Tour the Sheats Goldstein Residence: A Lautner Masterpiece The Sheats Goldstein residence was built in 1963 by Architect John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, who was responsible for many cutting edge and futuristic residences built in the 1960s. Today it is owned by James Goldstein, a multimillionaire NBA superfan, who is also known for his flair for things stylish and fashionable. James bought the residence in the 1970s and hired Lautner to return and make improvements to the…

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May 2017

Cacti and Cocktails

May 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The cactus garden is especially lovely in the late afternoon light. Stroll through the garden and experience the magnificent epiphyllum and cactus blooms. Join a docent-led tour or members may explore the garden on their own. Specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Gates open at 2:30. Admission is $65 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and may be made by calling  805.969.9990.        

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Members’ Family Day 2017-SOLD OUT

May 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members' Family Day (SOLD-OUT - accepting wait list): A special benefit of Lotusland membership This fun day includes garden exploration, souvenir photos, face painting, music, games, crafts, and more!  Members may bring a picnic lunch.  Complimentary drinks and ice cream will be provided. Souvenir photos by  Bob DeBris. Face painting by Anji Lawson. Giant mural by Kathy Mills. Look in your Spring 2017 Newsletter for Members for the details and a reservation form or download below. Admission is free for members,…

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June 2017

June Solstice Twilight Tour

June 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

View the garden in the magical light of late afternoon with blooms and colors that are unique to the season. This popular event invites guests to enjoy the long days of summer. Non-members reserve a docent-guided tour while members and their guests have the option of exploring the garden on their own. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres are served from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on the geranium terrace overlooking the main lawn. Admission is $70 for members and $80…

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July 2017

Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden

July 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden, our annual fundraising gala, is the hottest ticket of Santa Barbara’s summer social scene and is always a sold-out affair. Space is limited. Join us to celebrate Madame Ganna Walska's avant-garde style and help raise critical financial support to maintain her world-renowned garden. Avant Garden will be an exceptional party featuring iconic Italian fashion house Valentino presenting installations in Lotusland's memorable gardens followed by an elegant seated dinner on the grand lawn.   Experience an elegant garden odyssey with fantastic avant-garde surprises including…

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November 2017

Spirit of Lotusland

November 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Cocktail Competition Inspired by the Garden! Saturday, November 3 • 3:00 to 5:00 PM The six gardens chosen for this speakeasy style walking tour will house each of the barkeeps and their cultivated creations. Enjoy a spirited stroll through the garden and then join us on the Main Lawn for live music and a nosh as our celebrity judges announce the true Spirit of Lotusland! Tickets and Sponsorships for this event are available. Cheers! Early-Bird Pricing before October 1, 2018.…

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Last Day of Public Tours for 2017

November 15, 2017

Lotusland is glorious in the light of the fall season. Tour the garden with an expert at 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday thru Saturday. Please call 805.969.9990 for reservations. Unfortunately, Lotusland is required to close for 3 months during the winter due to the County of Santa Barbara's Conditional Use Permit. Lotusland reopens February 2018.

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March 2018

Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Lotusland Story

March 9, 2018

Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Lotusland Story To begin Lotusland’s 25th season, we kick off a year-long celebration with our main exhibit, Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Story of Lotusland. On display in the Pavillion, visitors are able to view the fascinating history of Lotusland and learn about all those who contributed to making the garden what it is today. The exhibit will run through May 19. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.

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May 2018

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour-SOLD OUT

May 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect treat for someone special in your life! This event is sold out and has a waiting list. One of our most popular events is celebrating Mother’s Day—the Saturday before Mother’s Day— by touring the garden, enjoying tea and refreshments on our pavilion patio. The tours are docent-led or members may explore the garden on their own. This is the perfect treat for someone special in your life! Tickets are $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers and $45 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling…

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June 2018

Intersections: Creativity & Spirituality

June 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

wall space is excited to host a panel discussion at Lotusland exploring the connection we share between creativity and spirituality. Manjari Sharma will be joined by the Asia Society Houston's Bridget Bray and a Pico Iyer, an essayist and novelist known for his travel writings and his works tracing the idea of cross-cultural perspectives. The panel will be moderated by Santa Barbara Independent arts writer Charles Donelan. This conversation will start with the intersection of how we use our own…

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July 2018

Lotusland Celebrates: Gems of the Garden

July 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lotusland's signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. The event is sold-out. See Below for wait-list information. This year’s Lotusland Celebrates gala will be beyond your wildest imagination! Our 2018 celebration, Lotus Rising - Gems of the Garden on Saturday, July 28 from 3:30 until 8:00 in the evening will be an elegant garden sojourn honoring Lotusland’s 25th Anniversary as a public garden, celebrating our community’s resilience, and sharing the rich…

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September 2018

Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Story of Lotusland

September 5, 2018 - November 15, 2018

  Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Story of Lotusland. On display in the Pavilion, visitors are able to view a fascinating chronology of the development of Lotusland juxtaposed to the life of Ganna Walska. Historic garden milestones that have helped define the garden are highlighted. The exhibit is part of the regular tour and will run through November 15. For information and reservations call 805.969.9990. View the video for a quick glimpse of the exhibit.

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February 2019

Lotusland Reopens

February 16, 2019

Garden reopens for public tours after our winter recess. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Lotusland with the magic of the low winter light and the blooms of the season that are especially spectacular in the Aloe Garden and the cones in the cycad garden. Tours are at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Make a reservation by calling 805.969.9990.

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March 2019

Lotusland in Origami: Flora, Fauna and Ganna

March 1, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Spring Road
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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In anticipation of the re-opening of the Japanese Garden, we are presening an exhibition of master works of origami -- an art form that has its origins in Japan, and is now hugely popular worldwide. The exhibition features folded paper sculptures created by 13 local and national artists whose work has clearly transcended the craft of origami and entered the world of art. Co-curated by Asian art historian Meher McArthur, and artist Holly Sherwin, the exhibition is divided into three…

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May 2019

Cacti & Cocktails

May 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Spring Road
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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Come enjoy the remarkable blooms of the cactus and magnificent epiphyllum on a leisurely garden stroll. Tours are docent led, or members may self-guide. We will serve cactus-inspired craft cocktails in the garden. Sip prickly libations and enjoy light and tasty fare. Admission is $75 for Members and $95 for non-members. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990. Gate opens at 2:30 PM.

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Mother’s Day Tea & Tour

May 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Spring Road
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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The perfect treat for someone special in your life. in your life! Celebrate Mother’s Day the Saturday before Mother’s Day by touring the garden, and enjoying tea and refreshments on our Pavilion Patio. Tours are docent led or members may explore the garden on their own. Tickets are $90 for Members, $110 for non-members and $50 for children ages 3–12. For information and reservations call 805.969.9990. Gate opens at 1:00 PM.

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Members’ Appreciation Barbeque – Thursday

May 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Come join us for a very special Member appreciation celebration. Enjoy the rare opportunity to dine in the garden at one of our two early evening barbeques with drinks, activities, and live music. Choose an evening that works best for you: Thursday, May 16 will emphasize family friendly activities and crafts or Friday, May 17 will feature livelier music and lawn games for all ages. Both night's festivities will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. (Gate opens at 3:30) Vehicles…

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Member’s Appreciation BBQ – Friday- SOLD OUT

May 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

   Friday's event is sold out. Enjoy the rare opportunity to dine in the garden at one of our two early evening barbeques with drinks, activities, and live music. Choose an evening that works best for you: Thursday, May 16 will emphasize family friendly activities and crafts or Friday, May 17 will feature livelier music and lawn games for all ages. Both night's festivities will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. (Gate opens at 3:30) Vehicles are valet parked and…

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July 2019

Lotusland Celebrates: Memoirs of a Garden

July 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CA United States

EXCEPTIONAL AUCTION ITEMS FOR REMOTE OR LIVE BIDDING   For more information, please email events@lotusland.org or call 805.969.3767, ext. 105.

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August 2019

Summer Twilight Tour

August 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Summer Twilight Tour allows you to enjoy the late afternoon light that enhances this magical setting. Begin with a cool beverage or wine in a commemorative Lotusland wine glass that is yours to keep. A light snack is served midway through in the sunken drawing room overlooking the lawn. Lotusland can take on a whole different feeling and appearance on the Summer Twilight Tour. Members and their guests can explore the garden on their own. Cost is $85 members;…

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Prospective Docent Reception

August 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

An informational meeting and reception will be held on Monday, August 26, at 9:30 AM at Lotusland. Join us for this fun, informal event to learn about becoming a Lotusland docent. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our current docents and friendly staff members, and to ask questions about the program. If you love Lotusland, this is an amazing opportunity to become part of a world-renowned garden. Docents lead interpretive tours of Lotusland for nine months of…

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October 2019

Succulent Wreath Workshop – Thursday

October 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Make your own living wreath. Join us for an informative and fun succulent wreath making session at Lotusland. This workshop, designed for beginners, leads you through the steps needed to build a beautiful living succulent wreath that can be used year-round with minimal care. All necessary materials to construct one 14-inch wreath are included in the workshop fee. This member-only event is limited to 8 adults. Members may bring a guest. Tickets are $85 for Members and $105 for Members’ guests.…

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Succulent Wreath Workshop – Friday

October 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Make your own living wreath. Join us for an informative and fun succulent wreath making session at Lotusland. This workshop, designed for beginners, leads you through the steps needed to build a beautiful living succulent wreath that can be used year-round with minimal care. All necessary materials to construct one 14-inch wreath are included in the workshop fee. This member-only event is limited to 8 adults. Members may bring a guest. Tickets are $85 for members and $105 for members’ guests.…

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November 2019

Natural Fabric Dyeing Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to dye silk scarves with plant-based dyes! Join Lotusland’s Assistant Curator, Anna Bower, for a lesson in dyeing with loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) from Lotusland and woad (Isatis tinctoria). Participants will learn resist techniques for making patterns in fabric and receive a mini-lesson in dye extraction from plants along with instructions for basic natural dyeing. All materials are included in the workshop fee and participants will go home with two naturally dyed silk scarves of their own design. This event is limited to 12 participants and tickets…

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December 2019

Japanese Garden Inspired Mural Sale & Reception

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1129 State Street, 1129 State Street
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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 Japanese Garden Inspired Mural Reception & Sale Outdoor Gallery Opens 1:00 PM • Reception 5:00 to 7:00 PM EVENT LOCATION San Marcos Courtyard at 1129 State Street, Santa Barbara  The Lotusland Board of Trustees invites you to view the exquisite artistry of Colette Cosentino that once graced the perimeter of Lotusland’s Japanese Garden during its renovation. Each unique panel is now available for purchase. Join us for the first showing in the courtyard at 1129 State Street which will be…

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Holiday Brunch Picnic

December 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A special opportunity to enjoy an intimate brunch 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 self contained for safety and ease. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax and, unwind. After your picnic, take time to explore, but please keep the picnicking to the lawn area only. Face coverings are required except when eating and drinking. Space…

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January 2020

Winter Walk

January 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Aloes display their spectacular blooms when most plants are dormant during the winter months—and when Lotusland is closed for public tours. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon in the garden and enjoy more than 140 species and cultivars of aloes during the winter recess. This is a special privilege reserved for Lotusland members and their guests only. Price is $30 for Members and $50 for their guests. Children 17 and under $20.  Space is limited. For questions…

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Morning Birdwalk at Lotusland

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Lotusland insiders and experienced birders Lotusland Research Associate Jeff Chemnick and Director Emeritus Steve Timbrook, as they lead our annual members bird walk. The morning tour focuses on seeing as many species as possible. This is a wonderful opportunity for both experienced birders and beginners to discover our feathered friends that spend the winter in Santa Barbara. We have several pairs of binoculars to lend if you don’t have your own. Price is $50 for Members and $70 for…

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February 2020

Valentine’s Garden Sip and Stroll- SOLD OUT

February 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This Event is SOLD OUT. Lotusland is on everyone’s list of the most romantic places in Santa Barbara. Surprise your special someone with a champagne garden stroll in the early evening light and share a magical moment at Lotusland. This is a special privilege for Lotusland Members and their guests only. Price is $40/Members and $60/Member’s guests. Space is limited. Please call 805.969.9990 for questions or reservations.

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March 2020

Cancelled – Creating Craft Cocktails From Your Garden

March 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Spring Road
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Experience the botanical magic of Ganna Walska Lotusland with a garden tour highlighting the extraordinary plant collections and surprisingly inimitable garden design. Your garden visit will include a garden to glass cocktail tasting inspired by and with ingredients from the Lotusland collections and a presentation on the art & science of building a botanically-inspired craft cocktail. $200 per person. Parking is extremely limited on site; carpooling is required for parties of 2 or more. Tickets are…

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April 2020

postponed – Guardians of the Garden

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced. Gather for twilight cocktails in the garden beneath the historic Lemon Arbor. A six-course candlelit dinner in the Reginald Johnson designed home will follow, paired with exceptional wines from private collections. This intimate culinary experience will be interwoven with musical surprises, post-dinner delights, and a perfectly curated group of special friends of Ganna Walska Lotusland. We would be honored to have you join us. Co-chaired by Past Presidents…

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May 2020

LotusFest! 2020

May 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

There is no better place for a party than Lotusland A wine and beer tasting festival in Santa Barbara’s most exquisite setting. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of libations, live music and delectable hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake.  This is a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon exploring the garden while sampling some of the area’s finest wines and beers. Enjoy the sounds of special musical guests The Kicks - a progressive, modern,…

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July 2020

Lotusland Virtually Celebrates: BEYOND THE PINK WALL

July 25, 2020

For the first time in 25 years, our beloved annual benefit, Lotusland Celebrates, will be inclusive and accessible from anywhere. Yes, on 7.25.20 Lotusland will be going virtual! But you probably guessed that.     What you can't guess is what awaits. World-class performances. . . a cache of unrivaled auction items. . . in support of conservation, education programs, and of course. the care of the gardens. Learn more, become a sponsor, or purchase a virtual ticket at www.LotuslandCelebrates.org…

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October 2020

2020 Exceptional Plant Sale Online Auction

October 6, 2020 - October 17, 2020

https://vimeo.com/462024093 Register to Bid Here. Bidding Runs from October 6 to October 17 A few of this year’s auction items: Encephalartos trispinosus x woodii, Encephalartos horridus x woodii, Euphorbia horrida , Monstera deliciosa variegated, Agave franzosinii, Jubaeopsis caffra, Fockea edulis, Hedyscepe canterburyana. See the complete list here. EXCEPTIONAL PLANT ONLINE AUCTION Lotusland’s signature plant auction will be online for the first time! A small, choice selection of plants have been selected for this year’s virtual event. The auction will feature two different Encephalartos woodii hybrids as well as other special plant…

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Autumn Afternoons: Picnic – October 6 – Open to Public & Members

October 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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. After your picnic, take time to explore, but please keep the picnicking to the lawn area only. Face coverings are required except when eating and…

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Lotusland: Happy Hour Happenings – Meet Our New Executive Director

October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grab a glass and join us at 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 15 for a Lotusland Zoom Happy Hour to meet and toast Rebecca and discuss the Garden's past, present and future. Register in advance for this gathering: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tNvfpzQZREusG72-CzUNvA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the event.  

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

October 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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. After your picnic, take time to explore, but please keep the picnicking to the lawn area only. Face coverings are required except when eating and…

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Lessons from Lotusland – The Dunlap Cactus Collection and How it Came to Lotusland – ZOOM

October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spanning 70 years, this impressive collection of columnar cacti contains about 400 different species with nearly 300 that were new to Lotusland at the time of its arrival. Join Curator of the Living Collections, Paul Mills, to hear about the history of the Dunlap Cactus Collection, the monumental task of moving it to Lotusland, and the construction of this iconic garden. Registration Required Free for Garden Lover Members ($600 and above) $10 for General Members $15 for Non-Members Register at: https://lotusland.ticketspice.com/dunlapcactus  

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Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT- October 30

October 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Members $35 Adults, $20 Children age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

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Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT – Morning

October 31, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Members $35 Adults, $20 Children age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

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Halloween Monstera Mash: SOLD OUT- October 31 – Afternoon

October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 Adults, $30 Children age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Members $35 Adults, $20 Children age 3-17, Free age 2 and Under. Call 805.969.9990 for…

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November 2020

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

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 terms. Gladly stepping out of the limelight in the 1940s, Madame Walska devoted the remainder of her life developing the gardens of her Lotusland estate.…

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Autumn Afternoons: Picnic-Nov. 28

November 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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 picnic, take time to explore, but please keep the picnicking to the lawn area only. Face coverings are required except when eating and drinking. Space…

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January 2021

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

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 impact Avoid the use of all chemical fertilizers The landscape of Lotusland has proven itself to be a grand experiment aimed at perfecting horticulture and…

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February 2021

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

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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. REGISTER HERE

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Love in Bloom

February 14

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 for Members $120 per couple for Non-Members Space is limited, advance reservations required. Couples only please. Reservation for the event please call 805.969.9990. Additional Options Below…

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March 2021

Lessons from Lotusland – Kokedama: Hanging Gardens – ZOOM

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 $15 Non-Members See additional photos below. This planting method is a relatively modern technique with origins in older Japanese styles of tsuri-shinobu, nearai, shitakusa, and…

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Picnic in Paradise – Saturday, March 20

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 in the beauty of the Garden. After your picnic, we encourage you to take time to roam the gardens. Face coverings are required when walking…

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April 2021

Easter Weekend Picnic – Saturday, April 3

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. The Great Lawn provides plenty of shady spaces to spread out, relax, and unwind in the beauty of the Garden. After your picnic, we encourage…

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