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How to Plan a Romantic Day at Lotusland Santa Barbara

How do you plan the most romantic retreat? Is it with warm sunshine, crisp mountain air, blooming gardens, and sparkling champagne? If this sounds like your idea of romance, then it’s time to discover the whimsical gardens of Lotusland Santa Barbara!

Tips for Visiting Lotusland Santa Barbara

The Best Time to Visit

No matter what season that you visit, there is always something in bloom at Lotusland Santa Barbara! You will find everything from pink passion vines in May to plump and juicy pomegranates in November. Some notable gardens include the breathtaking cacti and euphorbias garden, the serene water garden, and the mesmerizing tropical garden. Check out Lotusland’s seasonal blooms to catch a glimpse of what you and your sweetie can expect during your visit!

The Prettiest Views of the Botanic Gardens

Did you know that Lotusland is home to over 3,000 different plants from around the world? If you want to find the prettiest views of the botanic gardens, then a tour is a must. Tours are the best way to appreciate everything that Lotusland has to offer. You and your sweetie will be lead from surprise to surprise as you discover subtropical and tropical plants from around the world!

How to Surprise Your Loved One

Lotusland encompasses over 37 acres of estate with botanic gardens that are always in bloom, and because of Southern California’s year-round amiable weather, Lotusland Santa Barbara is always a great idea for surprising your sweetheart! However, because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, advanced reservations are required. In addition, avoid using a GPS to navigate, as it will direct you to the wrong gate! Use the directions included in your tour reservation.

Book Your Stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn in Santa Barbara

Cheshire Cat Inn has planned the perfect romantic getaway so that you don’t have to! Whether you are searching for an idyllic place to pop the question, enjoy your honeymoon, or plan your wedding, you will find everything you need and more at the Cheshire Cat Inn. Take advantage of our romance package and enjoy a wine tasting for two at Margerum Reserve Tasting Room, located in the Historic Presidio, and dinner for two at the renowned Santa Barbara Bouchon.

The Mobberly Cottage is our most secluded cottage, making it an amazing addition to any intimate retreat. This cottage comes with a private patio, free parking, complimentary breakfast, and afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. We are booking up quickly for the spring and summer, so check our availability today!


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