Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Open Days

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is open to the public the last Sunday of every month.

Our Open Day this month will be held:

January 25 from 10am to 4pm

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is a beautiful, tranquil place during the winter and, this Open Day, award-winning Australian harpist Carolyn Sykes will add her peaceful music to the day. Hear Carolyn’s music from 11am to 2pm. It’s free with the price of admission to Open Day.

With an MFS in Harp Performance, Carolyn has been playing in Los Angeles and around the world for over 30 years. Her extensive repertoire includes classical, pop, jazz and Latin music and she shares her talent by teaching dozens of students. She is also a purveyor of harps at her showroom, Pacific Harps, in Pasadena.

Reservations can be made below for $7.50 or
admission at the gate is $10 cash or check
(12 and under are free)

A Gift of Serenity & Natural Beauty

Something for the garden lovers in your life. Gift certificates for admission to Open Day. $7.50 each, $15.00 for two or treat an entire family.


Inspired By A Love
of Japanese Design

Welcome to the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Hidden in the heart of Pasadena, this historic jewel, that was once reserved for the enjoyment of an aristocratic Pasadena couple, has been re-imagined as a space to be shared.

Conceived in the 1930s as a private estate garden, and hidden from view for decades, a historic restoration brings new purpose to this place of special beauty.

About Us

Our History

Constructed in 1937. Now Lovingly Restored To Its Former Beauty.

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is a registered historic landmark. The garden was once part of a larger property owned by
Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns.
Inspired by their travels in Japan, Charles and Ellamae conceived the idea of a Japanese garden for their Pasadena estate.
Designed by Kinzuchi Fujii, the garden construction took seven years to complete.
Over time, however, the estate was sold, the Storrier Stearns mansion was dismantled
and the vast property parceled.

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