How to get in touch with nature in Santa Barbara

It is not an accident that both locals and visitors have identified Santa Barbara as the American Riviera for so many generations. People come here with friends and family to spend a really good time by the sea, enjoying its beaches, the many attractions that they can find in town, the really important historical landmarks … More How to get in touch with nature in Santa Barbara

Lotusland, A Colorful Paradise of Botanical Richness

Usually regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the United States, Lotusland is a non-profit botanical garden located in Montecito, Santa Barbara County, California. Ganna Walska, a Polish-born opera singer, celebrity and socialité, acquired the 37-acre estate in 1941 as a private retreat, and designed and developed the garden in it in a … More Lotusland, A Colorful Paradise of Botanical Richness

The Progressive Horticultural Philosophy of Lotusland

Originally posted by r0llcake Gardening Responsibility In recent decades, science has shown how destructive the use of fungicides, pesticides, and inorganic fertilizers can be. These products ruin fragile soil ecosystems and cause harm to both people and animals while polluting nearby water sources. Recognizing the importance of gardening responsibly, the conservationists at Ganna Walska Lotusland … More The Progressive Horticultural Philosophy of Lotusland