If you're visiting Santa Barbara, this is truly a must. The location, the setting, the garden, the smells and sights....all perfection. Sites like this are what make Santa Barbara a one of a kind!
This was the purpose of my trip to Santa Barbara and it was well worth the journey. This garden is incredible. It has a great selection of cacti, palms, and succulents. They are planted in large masses to inspire and create unique viewing points. There is also a nice Japanese garden. The house, not open to the tour, provides a... 更多
A piece of history well preserved and taken care of. Rich in cultural artifacts. If you enjoy cultural historic pieces I recommend more time for visit. Definitely worthy of your trip to see
Not a typical garden! Lots of drama and really interesting to go through with a guide and learn. Highlight was all the cacti. Also loved the giant shells. Don't go if you're just looking for lots of flowers.
What a beautiful venue. The woman that designed the gardens thought of everything and was an interesting character. Our guide Jeri was engaging and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. All of the docents/guides receive extensive training and it shows. Each garden had a different theme and no expense was spared by the original owner of Loutus Land. There were plants I had never... 更多
Best toured with a guide (they are so knowledgable- esp Lori!). Be sure to set aside 2+ hours. Interesting collection of plants, many rare species, from all over the world displayed in 37 acres of beautifully maintained and distinct garden settings. Story of the woman who created Lotusland, Madame Ganna Walska, just as entertaining!
The woman that had these gardens planted had eclectic and fabulous taste. No expense was spared in the design, from an outdoor ampatheate for private concerts, to a horoscope clock planted with different succulents, to the often photographed pool where the Lotus plants now reside. Every step was a beautiful photo opportunity. I went as a chaperone with a class... 更多
A very unique garden with a fascinating history. The docents are terrific. Opened Wednesday through Saturday and tours are 2 hours. Make your reservation and enjoy!
We heard it is difficult to get reservations, so were pleased when we scored at the last minute (made on Monday for Friday). I am not a great lover of gardens, but the tour mixes Madam Walska's passion for gardening with her passion for collecting husbands. Overall a wonderful afternoon with our docent, Harlis. He was well versed and told... 更多