BUILDING THE GARDEN’S FUTURE
Since opening to the public in 1993, Ganna Walska Lotusland has grown to become one of the world’s premier botanical gardens and a center for horticultural education, sustainable garden practices and plant conservation. With 25 acres of diverse and whimsical gardens to explore, more than 3,500 plants from around the world and historically significant Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Lotusland is one of the South Coast’s most cherished cultural institutions. A true secret garden, Lotusland is a gem in the heart of Montecito, a destination for visitors from around the world and is treasured by plant and garden aficionados everywhere.
The Garden is a beloved asset for its unrivaled beauty and extraordinary design. Lotusland also offers inspiring education programs and plays a crucial role in global plant conservation. With many endangered plant species on display, the Garden plays an active role in increasing the knowledge of and appreciation for rare plants and the need for their preservation.
Now, as we commemorate the Garden’s 30th anniversary, our vision is to preserve and protect the spectacular property left by Madame Ganna Walska and bring the Garden to its next era. The Lotusland Forever campaign seeks to build an enduring Garden, through restoration and revival of existing buildings, improvements to visitor experience, preservation of the living and non-living collections, and by ensuring a sustainable environmental center of excellence and a secure financial future.
The pages that follow outline the overall campaign and some of the many projects and improvements that will be undertaken once funding is secured.
Please join us as we embark on an exciting future for Lotusland. With your help we can build an abiding legacy for the Garden and help it flourish, now and forever.
To learn more about Lotusland Forever, watch this video.