One of our favorite places to visit in Santa Barbara is LotusLand. This is the time of the year when the lotus is in full bloom. Lotusland in Santa Barbara is the legacy of Madame Ganna Walska. She was a Polish opera singer who bought a 37 acre parcel with a lovely Italian inspired villa and an adjacent 2 bedroom home in Santa Barbara in 1940 for $40,000. What a deal!
This year the Summer Twilight Tour with be held on August 19th, at 3:30pm-6:00PM. This guided tour of 18 gardens is a great opportunity to view the colors of the blooms in the magical afternoon light. The tour will also include wine and light hors-d'oeuvres on the geranium terrace overlooking the main lawn. This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in Santa Barbara!
Admission is $70 for members and $80 for non-members. Reservations are required. You can call the Visitor Services at 805-969-9990.