OUR VIRTUAL EVENT

Lotusland Celebrates is a one of a kind gala held each July on the 37-acre botanical nirvana that is Lotusland.
The affair, held since 1995, has delighted and wowed as one of the most beloved Santa Barbara summer benefit events.  This important fundraiser has supported a significant portion of Lotusland’s operations and garden staff, rare plant conservation, and education programs for youth and adults. Though the landscape of our world is ever-changing, the need for the care and cultivation of Lotusland is constant. Your participation is much needed and deeply valued.

This year, our creative Event Committee has pivoted our in-person summer soiree of five hundred treasured guests gathered on the Great Lawn into a “Virtual Event“.  Reimagining a 2020 program revealing Lotusland programs and performances through a new lens!

This year, Lotusland Celebrates: Beyond the Pink Wall will be a spectacular new fundraising experience for us ALL! Lotusland Celebrates: Beyond the Pink Wall is a virtual “feast for the senses“ brought to you through film.

With any donation to the Virtual Event, you will be serenaded from our legendary Cactus Garden by world-renowned artist Rufus Wainwright and guided through the entertainment program by Emmy Award winner Finola Hughes, right in the comfort of your abode. As a supporter, you will experience exquisite garden imagery and entertainment, tips and wisdom by garden experts, and enjoy endearing moments shared by Lotusland Passionistas, all on your home screen! On 7.25.20, you will receive a link to the video program to be educated, inspired, and enriched by this botanical nirvana.

Alongside this virtual event will be an expanded Beyond the Pink Wall online auction offering one-of-a-kind Lotusland treasures and small group experiences. Online bidding opens July 6 and culminates with lucky winners on 7.25.20.

Sponsor benefits also include a Lotusland membership to visit the garden in person in the coming months on a more intimate scale.

Newly re-opened to the public, Lotusland is again available to nurture and offer joy, welcoming each one of us into the magic that these exquisite gardens provide. This year’s theme Lotusland Celebrates: Beyond the Pink Wall is more fitting now more than ever.