Vail Daily travel feature: Ganna Walska Lotusland a dramatic estate garden

Vail Daily travel feature: Ganna Walska Lotusland a dramatic estate garden
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By caramie schnell

Ganna Walska Lotusland is a dramatic 37-acre botanical wonder in Montecito, California, that showcases subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. Madame Walska herself had a flair for the eccentric. I was fortunate enough to be in the area during a stay at Tom and Susan Washing’s lovely home in Montecito, California, (which I bid on during a silent auction at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel fundraiser). During my time at the gardens, I learned the fascinating story of a Polish opera singer and socialite who loved horticulture and eschewed uniformity, clearly seen in the designs of her beloved gardens. …

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