This is a really special private estate (now trust) with plants that have been imported from all over the world. It does require reservations so call ahead. Very scenic and relaxing.
Welcome to Ganna Walska Lotusland Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the Montecito, California estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland, which is now recognized as one of the ten best gardens in the world. T
“The museum has an amazing collection for such a small town, thanks to the many wealthy people who live in the area. It has the largest collection of Claude Monet paintings on the west coast. It is currently undergoing a huge remodel and by 2021 it will be even more impressive than it is now. And I’m a docent there so of course I feel that it’s a great place. Open again October 11th! You must make a reservation online. 1130 State St., SB SBMA.net”
“Well laid out gardens representing many different eco systems of California. Peaceful and delightful.”
“Unbeatable views, delicious dining and dozens of exciting activities, the Santa Barbara Harbor is the perfect place to spend the day by—or, better yet, on—the water. ”