An exceptional estate of breath taking exotic plants and grounds,to explore nature in it's awesomeness.
The garden was established as a gift from Madame Gana Walska and opened to the public in 1993. Twenty four acres with sixteen gardens can be visited by reservation Wednesday through Saturday from mid-November to February. If you like plants this is a must stop visit.
please arrange a visit here as reservations are necessary. unlike any other garden in the world with some rare plant species.
Created by a woman who was a fair opera singer, but specialized in marrying rich men. This garden has many different areas planted around themes and different types of plants. If you like gardens, this is a place you have to see. Limited access so call ahead.
If you are into plants and beautiful landscape this is the place for you. Very unique tour and even the locals don't know it's there. Make reservations in advance though.
We were fortunate enough to have head about Lotusland before coming to Santa Barbara and made a reservation using their website. That is important as the gardens are a very popular attraction but admission is limited by the number of tours which are offered. Spectacular setting with and extensive collection of plants.
The 2 hour tour through the lovely gardens was so interesting. Our guide volunteers in the gardens and was very knowledgable. The tour focuses on the gardens not the house. But there was a special exhibit in one part of the house so we get to see some of it. I enjoyed learning about the gardens and their development. Definitely... More
It is a very nice park but for $45 per person we were disappointed : the guide hardly explained anything about Ganna Walska, and his explanations about the vegetation were scarce and only for the viditors who were in the front. He didn't wait for the group to arrive to start talking. Disappointing !
My wife and I came here mainly at my request, since she's not a big fan of gardens, and I'm a keen photographer so thought this would provide some good subject matter. It turned out that she had an enjoyable time, and I had more camera candy than I could have hoped for! While pricey (we paid 90 bucks for... More
Incredible tour! Beautiful gardens with such amazing history. Book in advance, tours sell out quickly during Spring and Summer. LOTS of walking, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Tickets are EXPENSIVE, but we felt definitely worth a one-time visit!
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