Ganna Walska Lotusland

Cold Spring Rd, Montecito, CA 93108


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Located in the foothills of Santa Barbara, this 37 acre botanical garden is home to more than 3,000 different types of plants from all around the world. The estate gardens were created by the "feisty" Polish actress and opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska, who owned the property from 1941 until her death in 1984.

Lotusland is home to several unique plant collections and unexpected garden design and plant species. The 25 different gardens include rare cycads that are extinct in the wild, an unparalleled cactus garden, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature a parterre, topiary, ferns, aloes, summer-blooming lotuses, water lilies and bromeliads.

No chemicals are used in the maintenance of the gardens.

Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advance reservations are required to visit. Lotusland is open seasonally, from mid-February through mid-November.