Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara

In late July, I joined other members from Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers and visited Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara.

Madame Ganna Walska purchased the property in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. She had her own ideas on each part of the gardens should be and was not afraid to go “outside the box”. There are surprises at every turn. We had only caught the end of the lotus blooming season. I think end of June would be the best time to see the lotus flowers. My favorite part was the Reflection Pool. It was a shallow kidney-shaped pool with beautiful abalone shells as the border.

Reservations are required for touring the gardens. Please visit the website for details.

Please visit my Facebook album for photos from the tour.

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