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Lotusland

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Cold Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108
+1 805-969-9990
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Amazing gardens

If you like beautiful gardens look no further. Lotusland is a garden lovers dream. Acres of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joicebiles
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Long Beach, California
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You must stop at Lotusland!

If you are in the area, you must stop here! We had the best 2-hour walk through the lovely... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Jennifer K
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“santa barbara”(59 reviews)
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Lotusland is considered to be one of the top 10 botanic gardens in the world. Situated in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California, this 37 acre botanical wonderland is home to more than 3,000 different types of plants from all around the world...more
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Cold Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108
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"hour tour"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like beautiful gardens look no further. Lotusland is a garden lovers dream. Acres of different types of gardens within one big garden. A lotus pond with pink lotuses is the amazing view in early summer. Quiet and serene, Lotusland limits guests therefore make...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

If you are in the area, you must stop here! We had the best 2-hour walk through the lovely gardens. Truly felt like we were in another world at some points of the tour. The temperature can change depending on which garden you are in....More

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit here. Access is by appointment only. The free docent tour is a must to fully appreciate the gardens. The Japanese garden and the cacti gardens are the stars of the show. The tranquility of the place is soothing and a...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I visited first as a visitor to the area and was mesmerized with the docent led tour through all the gardens. The next two times I was a local resident and brought my visitors and they never failed to fall in love with the gardens...More

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Don't go to L.A. for an arboretum, although (HG) is a great place to visit. Instead, try Lotusland. Hidden inland in a neighborhood, make sure you make an appointment before you visit. This series of gardens is truly the enemy of the average. Wear comfy...More

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GannaWalskaLotusland, Public Relations Manager at Lotusland, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thanks for the positive input. Lotusland reopens in February after our Winter Recess. Check our website for exact dates.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Great docent led tour of unique, beautiful and a little weird garden. The volume of plants and plant types overwhelms the visitor. The dramatic settings in which plants are placed, the variety of ecologies captured at lotusland are quite impressive. And the well trained and...More

Thank Harv421
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

I’m a docent here - Each of us is different, so each tour is different. But every one should give you one of the very best garden experiences you’ll ever have anywhere. We’re trained to take on not only plant lovers but avid photographers, slower...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

If you are a gardener and appreciate foliage, this is a must see! Please be aware there are not a lot of flowering plants, but amazingly huge garden "rooms" that unfold as you walk into the next one in awe of view. The collection of...More

Thank thefreddys
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

An interesting hidden attraction in Montecito. A 30+ acre property that offers small group (6-8) two and a half hour tours. A huge variety of plants. Be forewarned that the price is VERY expensive. $48.00 per person!! Not sure if this was the best attraction...More

Thank Ken J
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our two hour tour. The gardens were originally developed by a very determined women who lived a life of wealth and luxury. She had 6 husbands. A few died and she divorced a few. There are literally thousand of exotic plants over...More

Thank Levon M
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Seemap64
September 13, 2017|
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Response from GannaWalskaLotusland | Property representative |
Tours are $48 and reservations are needed to visit the garden.We are open Wed. through Sat/ Call 805.969.9990 form information or to make a reservation.
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Carol C
August 6, 2016|
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Response from GannaWalskaLotusland | Property representative |
Yes there are a number of places to stop and rest. When you call to make a reservation, please tell the person on the phone of your needs and we will plan accordingly.
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Sugarmillgirl
May 4, 2016|
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Response from GannaWalskaLotusland | Property representative |
Please remember that you will need to make a reservation to visit. It is not possible to just show up. Tours are Wed - Sat at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. FYI the County of Santa Barbara has all kinds of rules that we must follow... More
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