To get you excited about the upcoming trip to Lotusland here are two articles about the gardens and their founder, Ganna Walska, Forget About Rubies – She Wanted Cycads from the Christian Science Monitor and What The Diva Wrought, published in the Wall Street Journal. This last article is hosted at the Lotusland website so click the links on the left for further information.
I unfortunately started a false rumor about Nicholas Cage being a cycad collector. This, of course, is a preposterous idea. Brad Pitt and David Bowie however are well-known cycad collectors (according to the first article linked to above).