Lotusland is in the 'mandatory fire evacuation area. We also took rare plants and our large truck and chipper. There are numerous fire trucks stationed on the perimeter of the garden and in close proximity. Here is a link to a map that shows the evacuations areas. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help.
Post a Comment. It took two natural disasters to push me to finally tour Lotusland, widely considered one of the 10 best gardens in the world. Just 90 miles up the coast from Beverly Hills, it feels like a world away when you consider rush hour traffic and round-the-clock freeway congestion. But then a few months ago, a one-two punch of the December Thomas Fire and the January mudslides hit the town where Lotusland is nestled in the foothills of Los Padres National Forest not far from Rattlesnake Canyon and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden —both of which threatened everything in their path.
Self-guided tours , and for AM visits and , and for PM visits. Group tours available. A series of gardens, with subtropical and tropical plants from around the world, draws the visitor from surprise to surprise on the two-hour docent-guided walking tour.
The daily progress of the Kincade Fire is charted in the following figure. My home, in Oakland, was in this blackout. The winds died down on October 25, and my power was restored for a day; but this was not so in the blacked-out areas of Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties and possibly also Marin County, and numerous counties further north.