Ganna Waska Lotusland


Lotusland Santa Barbara Non-Profit

Cold Springs Rd 
Montecito, CA 93108 

We preserve and enhance the unique, historic estate of Madame Ganna Walska

We care for and improve its collections, and develop its conservation and horticulture programs, so they educate us, inspire us, and advance our understanding and appreciation of the importance of plants in our lives and in the life of the planet.

Lotusland’s goal is to apply our growing knowledge base that addresses the ecology of the garden. We employ management practices that will promote the health of the individual plants and the garden as a whole. These include green waste recycling and composting, natural treatment of soil-borne diseases, application of compost "tea" as a fungal preventative, soil improvements promoting good drainage to encourage root health, use of cover crops, and weed management and nutrient cycling for soil fertility through mulching.

Lotusland employs nontoxic pest management techniques, plants species that attract beneficial insects, in some instances releases beneficial insects into the garden, and encourages the health and feeding of earthworms through mulching.

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