Flying Through Lotusland

Experience this Amazing Botanic Garden from the Air – Recognized as one of the world’s top 10 gardens.

Lotusland is a Botanic Garden located in Montecito, California. The Gardens are a delight to everyone. The rare and exotic collections are nestled among 25 different gardens in an idyllic setting in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Everyone needs a reservation reservation to visit, please call 805.969.9990.  The 37-acre estate and botanic garden is home to nearly 3,600 different plants from around the world. Lotusland was a nursery in the late 1800s and had a few owners until the property was purchased in 1941 by Madame Ganna Walska, who lived here until her death in 1984.  The fascinating life and career of Madame Ganna Walska culminated with 43 years of designing unusual display gardens with exotic plants. In her writings she described herself as “an enemy of the average” – truly a woman of unique accomplishments, philosophies and imagination. Lotusland is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, lotuses, water lilies, bromeliads and cactus garden with more than 300 species.

Lotusland’s  philosophies addresses the ecology of the Garden, employing management practices that promote the health of the individual plants and the botanic garden as a whole. Learn more about Building Sustainable Gardens.

Because Lotusland is a public botanic garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance reservations are required. An admission fee is charged. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990