Frequently Asked Questions: Making a Reservation
- The ability to make two payments (an initial non-refundable deposit and a final payment adjusted to the final guest count)
- A personal greeter will meet you at the visitor center
- Docent-led tours are included and available mornings or afternoons
- Groups are allotted a number of vehicles relative to group size without added car fees.
We encourage visitors and Members make a reservation three to four weeks in advance for the best availability although spaces are often available within a shorter window. If your preferred date is unavailable, please check back as we occasionally release tickets due to cancellations.
Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance reservations are required for all visits, and can be pre-paid by credit card or check. The County of Santa Barbara stipulates that we follow this rule with no exceptions.
Children greatly enjoy the magic of Lotusland, and we encourage families to visit. Children do need to be closely monitored for their safety and to protect rare plant species, historic statuary and numerous water features. All children, including infants, must be included on your reservation.
To ensure the best experience for all guests, those arriving in groups of 12+ must call to book their reservation. Group reservations include several benefits:
Rates are $55/per person on weekdays and $60/per person on weekends
Contact our Reservations team for more information or to book your Group Tour. 805.969.9990
For information about adding a luncheon or reception after a group tour please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations made with at least a week’s notice will receive a full refund. Cancellations made with less than a week’s notice will be considered forfeited.