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Past Event September 2018 - Kickoff of the RGC Year & Ganna Walska Lotusland Botanic Garden

Photo used by permission of Ganna Watska Lotusland

Photo used by permission of Ganna Watska Lotusland

President Vicki Corporon will share the inspiring story of one of America’s self-taught and gifted garden designers, Ganna Walska, whose appreciation of botanic diversity led her to import plants from around the world and feature them at Lotusland in Montecito, California. Ganna’s 37-acre property has an amphitheater, rare succulents and cycads, lush ferns, several orchards, topiary, a formal parterre garden, tropical gardens, a water garden with lotus, statuary, mosaics in walls and walkways, and a spectacular Japanese garden … and that’s just a partial list! Vicki was introduced to Ganna’s amazing creativity when she and her husband recently visited and photographed Lotusland.

Committee chairs will also provide an overview of their planned activities for the year … an invitation for all of us to put our energy, talents, and creativity to work in our own gardens and community.

Together, we’ll “Dig in and Grow the Friendships…and Fun!”

Extra: Ways & Means: Just in Time for Fall Planting! Coupons for flats of fall annuals and potted mums from Campbelll Road Nursery will be sold .

Lunch menu: California chicken, mixed green salad, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, rolls, member provided dessert, iced tea, coffee, and water. Vegetarian and gluten free options also available.