Ganna Walska Lotusland
Cold Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93108

(805) 969-3767
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Year Founded:
    1941
Description:
   Ganna Walska Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito, California, just east of Santa Barbara. Lotusland contains subtropical and tropical plants from around the world and is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbia.
    Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, succulents, lotuses, water lilies, bromeliads and our newest addition, the cactus garden. Theme gardens include the blue garden, theatre garden, butterfly garden and a Japanese garden. Other classic features of Lotusland are the topiary garden, a horticultural clock, the Neptune fountain, a parterre and hedged allées.
    In 1941 Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the estate and named it Lotusland. She spent the next 43 years of her life designing unusual display gardens with exotic plants. In creating the Lotusland gardens, the artistic Madame Walska experimented freely with bold forms and unusual color combinations. She concentrated on serene, traditional vistas with daring theatrical displays. A series of gardens draws the visitor from surprise to surprise, through a delightful labyrinth of landscape adventures. Because of her insistence upon superior design and her enthusiasm for rare specimens, Madame Walska has endowed Santa Barbara with an unrivaled botanical treasure.
    After Madame Walska’s death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit educational institution. In her will leaving the estate to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation, Mme. Walska stated her desire “to develop Lotusland to its maximum capacity into the most outstanding center of horticultural significance and of educational use.” Lotusland opened to the public in 1993. As described in Ganna Walska Lotusland: The Garden and its Creators by Sharon Crawford, “Environmental responsibility is valued at Lotusland, not only as appropriate for this garden, but also as a model for others. As exemplary stewards of the environment, the staff has adopted pesticide-free and sustainable techniques, maintaining plant health by organic methods. The soil is improved by utilizing compost and mulch derived from green waste. Beneficial insects, fostered in insectaries, are released to devour harmful insects, and weeds are eliminated with old-fashioned manual techniques. With these methods, excessive fertilization and the use of toxic products can be avoided, benefiting both the garden and its visitors.” Docent-guided tours are offered at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday between mid-February and mid-November. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling the Visitor Services office at 969-9990. Directions to the visitor entrance on Cold Springs Road in Montecito will be provided. All reservations include on-site parking.


Business Hours:
    10 AM & 1:30 PM, Wed. - Sat., (between mid-February & mid-November).
Location Type:
    Estate / Historic Home
Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Check,   Amex,   MasterCard,   Visa,  
Languages Spoken:
    English,  
Admission Pricing:
    Adults, $35; Ages 5-18, $10, Children under 5 - Free.
General Business Classification:
    Museums, Historic Sites, Attractions
    Categories:
    Botanic Garden
    Estate / Historic Home
    Museums/Attractions/Historic
    Nature Center

Legal Entity:
    Foundation - Operating
Average Visit:
    2 hours
Parking On-Site?
    Yes  
Guided Tours?
    By Appointment Only
Classes Offered?
    Yes.

www.lotusland.org
 Recent Buzzes!!
5/8/14 - Don't miss this fun event! Cacti and Cocktails -- May 17 at Lotusland
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Take advantage of this opportunity to see Lotusland’s gorgeous cactus garden and to enjoy the magnificent epiphyllum and cacti blooms in the late afternoon light. Guests will have time to see other Lotusland gardens as well. There will be music throughout the event, and specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A PowerPoint display of the construction of the cactus garden, completed in 2003, will run continuously in the sunken drawing room of the main house.
The cost is $60 for Lotusland members and $70 for non-members. To register, send an email to reservation@lotusland.org or call 805-969-9990. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.
Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito that contains subtropical and tropical plants from around the world and is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, succulents, lotuses, water lilies and bromeliads. Themed gardens include the blue garden, theatre garden, butterfly garden and a Japanese garden. Other classic features of Lotusland are the topiary garden, a horticultural clock, the Neptune fountain, a parterre, hedged allées and our refurbished water stairs and cypress allée.
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3/25/14 - Enemy of the Average -- though May 17th at Lotusland
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Lotusland proudly presents “Enemy of the Average”, a multi-media installation showcasing Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. This extraordinary exhibition opens Saturday, March 1. Archival photographs, film footage, recordings and personal belongings will be on display in the Lotusland Pavilion gallery, providing an opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable diva who has captivated the world.
In her autobiography, “Always Room at the Top,” Madame Ganna Walska proclaims herself to be an “enemy of the average.” To celebrate her formidable (and often eccentric) energy, Lotusland has created an homage of music, photography, couture, memorabilia and never before made public collections from her personal life. Ganna Walska continually pushed herself beyond contemporary limits, never willing to accept the status quo.
Admission is free for members and $45 for nonmembers. Reservations are required – call 805-969-9990. The “Enemy of the Average” exhibition is part of the regular Lotusland docent led tours at 10 AM and 1:30 AM, Wednesday through Saturday through May 17, 2014. As always, Lotusland Members visit for free with a reservation.
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1/7/14 - Lotusland - Reception for Prospective Docents --1/13
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Lotusland - Reception for Prospective Docents. Join us at our coffee reception on Monday, January 13 at 9:30 AM
Being a Lotusland docent is a perfect volunteer opportunity for men and women who enjoy plants and spending time in one of the world’s top 10 botanical gardens - in the heart of Montecito.
Contact Kitty Thomassin at kthomassin@lotusland.org Call 805.969.3767, extension 112
Beginning February 3, Lotusland will offer a 14 week docent training course. The informative and enjoyable Monday sessions last from 9:30 AM to noon. Please call us to learn more about volunteering at Lotusland.
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7/26/13 - Sunday ..... Lotusland Celebrates: Romancing The Garden
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Lotusland's annual fundraising gala is the hottest ticket of the Summer! Sponsorship opportunities are available now and the best way to guarantee your presence at Romancing the Garden. Contact Courtney Tentler at 805-969-3767 x116 or ctentler@lotusland.org to reserve your space or for more information.
Individual tickets ($300) will be available beginning July 15 as space permits.
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7/12/13 - Don't miss this fabulous event .... LotusFest .... Tomorrow, Saturday July 13th
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To celebrate the legendary flower that is Lotusland’s namesake, come to “LotusFest!”. The afternoon will include wine tasting with some of Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by “The Undecided Trio”, an Ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging) workshop and lotus lore galore.
July is peak lotus blooming season. LotusFest provides the perfect opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. There will be plenty of time to see other areas of Lotusland, a spectacular 37-acre estate garden in Montecito.
The cost is $85 for Lotusland members and $95 for non-members. To register call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to Lotusland’s Visitor Entrance will be mailed upon receipt of your reservation.
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4/12/13 - Save the Date! -- Cacti and Cocktails -- May 4 at Lotusland
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Take advantage of this opportunity to see Lotusland’s gorgeous cactus garden and to enjoy the magnificent epiphyllum and cacti blooms in the late afternoon light at “Cacti and Cocktails” from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 4.
Guests will have time to see other Lotusland gardens as well. There will be music throughout the event, and specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A PowerPoint display of the construction of the cactus garden, completed in 2003, will run continuously in the sunken drawing room of the main house.
The cost is $55 for Lotusland members and $65 for non-members. To register, send an email to reservation@lotusland.org or call 805-969-9990. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.
Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito that contains subtropical and tropical plants from around the world and is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, succulents, lotuses, water lilies and bromeliads. Themed gardens include the blue garden, theatre garden, butterfly garden and a Japanese garden. Other classic features of Lotusland are the topiary garden, a horticultural clock, the Neptune fountain, a parterre, hedged allées and our refurbished water stairs and cypress allée.
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3/4/13 - Save the Date! -- Vanishing of the Bees -- film + Q&A -- March 21 at Lotusland
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A screening of Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, is planned for 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 21. A Q&A with co-directors Maryam Henein and George Langworthy will follow the screening. This event is in conjunction with “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees” a provocative exhibition of artistic interpretation of bees and hive culture on view in Lotusland’s Pavilion. After the program, refreshments will be served and guests will have the opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing many of our fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capitol Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Filming across the United States and in Europe, Australia and Asia, this 90-minute documentary film examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting opinions abound, and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.
Admission is $40 for Lotusland members and $50 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990. Directions to Lotusland will be provided upon receipt of reservations. Visit www.lotusland.org for more information about Lotusland and “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.”
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2/14/13 - Save the Date! -- Salon at Lotusland -- March 9
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In this salon with scanning electron microscope photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher and video installation artists Ethan Turpin & Jonathan PJ Smith, they will discuss their contributions to “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees,” a provocative display of artistic interpretations of bees and hive culture on view in an exhibition in Lotusland’s historic Pavilion. Refreshments will be served after the Salon and guests will have the opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Los Angeles based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher takes highly magnified black and white photos of bees and bee parts through a scanning electron microscope. Several of her stunning photographs are part of “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.” Her book of photographs “Bee” was named one of Discover Magazine's Best Science Art Books of 2012. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Salon.
Collaborators Ethan Turpin and Jonathan PJ Smith created “Bee Cell”, a hexagonal room with two doors, for “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.” Projections of oversized bees at their hive cover translucent panels within each of the six sides. Inside, the projections become bold and immersive. Above, a mirror gives the illusion of extended space, which incorporates the viewer’s image into the hive structure as speakers play the sound of the bee colony. Ethan Turpin uses cameras, optics, and found materials in his work. His creative practice spans across old and new media to experiment with visual and societal perception. Jonathan PJ Smith’s large scale installations involve combinations of light, sound, and video projection within constructed environments.
Admission is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990. Directions to Lotusland will be provided upon receipt of reservations. Visit www.lotusland.org for more information.
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1/31/13 - Save the Date! -- A Salon with Lotusland Artist-in-Residence, Penelope Stewart -- February 23
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Toronto-based artist Penelope Stewart will talk about her work and what inspires it and will give a PowerPoint presentation about how she created the mind-boggling bas relief beeswax tile installation for “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees”. The Salon includes a tour of the entire exhibition, in the Pavilion. A reception follows.
Ms. Stewart is known for her large sensory beeswax architectures and while in residence is creating new architecture inspired by plants at Lotusland. According to Ms. Stewart “This new beeswax architecture with its fragrant wax and dynamic interpretation aims to invigorate our collective imagination of place, and our relation with pollinators. Further it will facilitate unique combinations of art and architecture, social action and individual expression.”
Ms. Stewart received her BFA from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and her MFA from SUNY in Buffalo, New York. The recipient of many awards and grants, she has shown her work internationally in numerous solo exhibitions and large installations, as well as in group exhibitions.
Admission is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990.
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10/11/12 - Next Tuesday -- Historic Landscape Estates of Santa Barbara
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“Historic Landscape Estates of Santa Barbara: A Reproduction of Elizabeth de Forest’s Illustrated Lecture to the Garden Club of America” is the title of a performance by landscape architect Sydney Baumgartner. Ms. Baumgartner’s performance, in Elizabeth’s ‘uniform’ of cashmere sweater, pearls, and denim jacket and in character, will cover prominent historic gardens, many of which no longer exist or are now divided into smaller estates, and discuss why Santa Barbara has long been considered a destination for garden-lovers.
Landscape architect Elizabeth de Forest was Ms. Baumgartner’s mentor, as well as her aunt by marriage.
The cost is $25 for Lotusland members and $35 for non-members. To register, please call 805-969-9990. A confirmation and directions to Lotusland’s visitor entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation. Visit our website at www.lotusland.org.
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9/6/12 - Plan ahead! -- Plants on Paper: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration -- September 29
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Linda Miller will talk about the history of botanical illustration focusing on several of the pieces in the current exhibition in Lotusland’s Pavilion. Titled The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries, the exhibit is a collaboration with Arader Galleries. A reception will follow.
Ms. Miller has worked with antique prints for more than 25 years and is the curator of the Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She first became fascinated with these historical images in print and bookshops while living in England and later owned Saville Fine Prints in Santa Barbara’s old El Paseo, where she specialized in antique botanical prints.
The cost for the lecture and reception is $25 for Lotusland members and $35 for non-members. To register call 805-969-9990. A confirmation and directions to Lotusland’s Visitor Entrance will be mailed upon receipt of your reservation. Visit Lotusland’s website at www.lotusland.org
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8/17/12 - Save the Date! -- Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale -- September 8
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Lotusland is holding its first ever live plant auction and sale. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a dozen or so very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other choice plants and garden books will be offered during a silent auction, and Lotusland’s Garden Shop will have an expanded selection of plants for sale. Several plant experts will be on hand throughout the afternoon to discuss the plants and their use in gardens.
In addition to the plants from Lotusland that will be available, plant collectors and other botanical gardens (such as the Huntington Botanical Garden) are generously donating some very special specimens. The full list of plants and auction items is available on our website.
The cost of $125 includes bidding rights, specialty cocktails, fine wines, premium beers, and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the event will be used to care for and support Lotusland’s botanical collection. To register call Courtney Tentler at 805-969-3767, extension 116, or send an email to ctentler@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to Lotusland’s visitor entrance will be mailed upon receipt of your reservation.
Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito that contains subtropical and tropical plants from around the world and is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, succulents, lotuses, water lilies and bromeliads. Themed gardens include the blue garden, theatre garden, butterfly garden and a Japanese garden. Other classic features of Lotusland are the topiary garden, a horticultural clock, the Neptune fountain, a parterre, hedged allées and our refurbished water stairs and cypress allée.
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8/9/12 - Save the Date! -- The Plant Hunters exhibit opens August 25 @ Lotusland
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“The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries.” This exquisite exhibit, in Lotusland’s historic pavilion, presents an overview of the history of botanical prints starting with Fuch’s’ early 16th-century herbals through the explosion of plant material finding its way to Europe from all over the world through trade and exploration during the 17th through mid-19th centuries.
Magnificent botanical prints resulted from this newly discovered plant material. The exhibit will focus on plants that can be found at Lotusland or grow well in the Santa Barbara area.
“The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries” is a collaboration with Arader Galleries, www.aradersf.com. All of the prints are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Lotusland.
The exhibit will be included in our regular docent-guided tours. The cost for non-members is adults $35; ages 5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990 or by sending an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation. For more information about Lotusland, visit www.lotusland.org.
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7/31/12 - Make your reservations now! -- Lotusland's Summer Twilight Tour -- August 18
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Enjoy the longer days of summer in the lovely light of the late afternoon at Lotusland’s Summer Twilight Tour. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served on the geranium terrace, overlooking the main lawn, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Guests may choose to reserve a docent-guided tour or explore the garden on their own.
Ganna Walska Lotusland, a 37-acre botanical garden in Montecito, offers this opportunity to enjoy the garden at twilight three times each year.
The cost is $55 for Lotusland members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org.
A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.
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6/18/12 - Save the Date! -- LotusFest -- July 14
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To celebrate the legendary flower that is Lotusland’s namesake, come to “LotusFest!”. The afternoon will include wine tasting with some of Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by “The Undecided Trio”, an Ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging) workshop and lotus lore galore.
July is peak lotus blooming season. LotusFest provides the perfect opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. There will be plenty of time to see other areas of Lotusland, a spectacular 37-acre estate garden in Montecito.
The cost is $75 for Lotusland members and $85 for non-members. To register call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to Lotusland’s Visitor Entrance will be mailed upon receipt of your reservation.
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6/6/12 - Summer Solstice Twilight Tour -- June 23 at Lotusland
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A “Summer Solstice Twilight Tour” in the early evening is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer at Lotusland. Guests may take a docent-guided tour or enjoy the garden on their own on a self-guided tour. Wine, beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be offered from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on the Geranium Terrace overlooking the Main Lawn.
Ganna Walska Lotusland, a 37-acre botanical garden in Montecito, offers this opportunity to enjoy the garden at twilight three times each year.
The cost is $55 for Lotusland members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org.
A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.
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4/23/12 - Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes Extended through May 5th
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Due to great demand, Lotusland has postponed the closing of Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes. The last day to view the exhibit is Saturday, May 5.

The exhibit if full of fabulous shoes, hats, dresses, elegant gloves and intricate purses as well as several of Madame Walska’s 200 scrapbooks plus correspondence with famous friends. On display in the Pavilion, Madame Walska's private residence, it reveals the personality of this remarkable woman in an intimate setting.

Viewing Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes is included in the regular docent-guided tours of the 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito. Tours take place at 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. The cost for non-members is adults $35; ages 5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990 or by sending an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.  Email   Website
4/8/12 - Thomas Jefferson’s Amazing Vegetable Garden -- April 16 at Lotusland
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Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, Peter Hatch, will discuss his book, "A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello". The talk and book showcase Jefferson’s amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its lasting influence on American culinary, garden, and landscape history.
Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter Hatch’s direction, the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants that Jefferson cultivated in the early 19th century. Anticipating healthy living advice that would be extolled two centuries later, Jefferson wrote, “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that … as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet.”
Mr. Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400 acre landscape at Monticello since 1977. He has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden.
A reception will follow where Mr. Hatch will talk informally and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. The fee is $35 for Lotusland members and $45 for non-members. To register, please call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation. For more information about Lotusland, visit www.lotusland.org.
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3/14/12 - Save the Date -- "Fabulous from Head to Toe: Madame Walska’s Hats and Shoes" -- March 24
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Kaye Spilker, curator of costume and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will present an illustrated lecture about the extensive collection of fabulous hats and shoes that belonged to Madame Walska and are now owned by LACMA. The lecture is at 2:00 PM and will be followed by a reception.
Ms. Spilker’s lecture is in conjunction with the fascinating exhibit, “Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes” on view in Lotusland’s Pavilion through April 21. The exhibit features some of Madame Walska’s personal possessions including evening dresses, exquisite shoes, and a wide range of extraordinary hats created by famous designers of the day.
Admission, which includes entry to “Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes,” is $45 for Lotusland members and $55 for non-members. To register please call 805-969-9990 or send an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.
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2/16/12 - Lotusland kicks off 2012 with "Ganna Walska: Collections & Keepsakes" -- February 25 - April 21
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Lotusland will kick off the 2012 tour season with a fascinating exhibit, “Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes”. This eclectic mix -— most of which has never been seen by the public —- features some of Madame Walska’s personal possessions ranging from correspondence and photographs of famous friends to clothing, accessories and keepsakes.
On display in the Pavilion, Madame Walska's private residence, the exhibit reveals the personality of this remarkable woman in an intimate setting.
The exhibit will be included in our regular docent-guided tours. The cost for non-members is adults $35; ages 5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805-969-9990 or by sending an email to reservation@lotusland.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation. For more information about Lotusland, visit www.lotusland.org.
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