Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance tour reservations are required to visit.
Recognized as one of the most stunning botanical gardens in the world,
Lotusland is magic mixed with paradise and home to more than 3,400 types of plants, including at least 35,000 individual specimens. Lotusland is recognized not just for the diversity of its collections, but for its extraordinary design sensibility and sustainable practices.
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We want everyone to have the opportunity to visit. Please keep in mind, Lotusland is a public garden in a residential neighborhood and operates under strict limitations set by the County of Santa Barbara. Due to high demand and limited yearly visitations, we recommend all visitors and Members make reservations at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Tickets are released online two months at a time.
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Welcome to Lotusland, perhaps the most private public garden in the world. Spend two hours walking through gardens brimming with exotic flora found all over the world. Due to high demand and limited yearly visitations, we recommend all visitors and members make reservations at least 3-4 weeks in advance.
- Docent-led tours are at 9:15 and 9:30 AM. Members may still self-guide at these time slots.
- Self-guided tours are at 1:15 and 1:30 PM.
- Self-guided and docent-led tours are at 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM, and 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM
Ages 3 to 17: $25
2 and under: Free
Membership makes a difference. Your support helps preserve some of the rarest plants on earth, promotes sustainable horticulture practices, and funds community environmental educational programs. Membership offers many benefits such as admission and Garden Shop discounts.
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Lotusland’s Garden Shop prides itself on being home to many talented local artists. From original paintings and prints of our gardens to stunning jewelry exclusively made for Lotusland. Bring the gardens home with our Lotus leaf plates made from actual leaves and hand-dyed scarves created by our assistant curator. Chose from a selection of baskets and birdhouses weaved from plants in the garden, and a wide range of propagated plants are available to help bring your lovely garden to life. During your visit, be sure to stop by and say hello.