Ganna Walska Lotusland

Cold Springs and Sycamore Canyon roads
Santa Barbara, CA 93108- Map It
Phone: (805) 969-9990

AAA Editor Notes

Ganna Walska Lotusland is at Cold Springs and Sycamore Canyon roads. In 1941 Polish opera singer and socialite Ganna Walska bought a 37-acre estate she called Lotusland, which she spent the next 43 years transforming into a botanical garden filled with exotic cactuses, succulents, ferns and bromeliads. Accessible only by taking a guided 2-hour tour, the garden also features fountains, a horticultural clock and ponds with lotuses and water lilies. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guided tours are available.
$48; $24 (ages 3-17). Reservations are required.
Hours: Tours are given Wed.-Sat. at 10 and 1:30, Feb. 15-Nov. 15. Allow 2 hours minimum.