Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Last Sunday Open Day

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is open to the public the last Sunday of every month and also every single week on Thursdays.

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 18 are free) and will be held for you at check-in. All garden members receive complimentary Open Day admission. Reservations will close the day before at 5pm Saturdays but you may still come to the garden and pay $10 cash or check.
The garden is wheelchair accessible.
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Docent tours are offered every Last Sunday Open Day at 11am. These tours are free with admission.

The garden will be open rain or shine and we aren't able to issue refunds. You may choose to pay admission upon arrival instead of making a reservation.

August Open Day
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Last Sunday Open Day
August 28 10am to 9pm

(see below for more information)

August Open Sunday

Open 10am to 4pm as Usual Plus
Extended Evening Hours to 9pm

Please join us for Last Sunday Open Day, August 28, featuring a Trunk Sale of the very popular Asian inspired Citron Clothing line from noon to 4pm. Followed by a very special evening performance featuring a multi-cultural experience with Gamelan musicians of Sanggar Tujunga playing Balinese music beginning at 7pm. These special programs, including a garden tour at 11am, are included in your price of admission to Open Day. Please see above for reservation information.

Open Thursdays

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 18 are free) and will be held for you at check-in. All garden members receive complimentary Open Day admission. Reservations will close the day before at 5pm Wednesdays but you may still come to the garden and pay $10 cash or check.
The garden is wheelchair accessible.
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Docent tours are offered every Open Thursday at 2pm. These tours are free with admission.

The garden will be open rain or shine and we aren't able to issue refunds. You may choose to pay admission upon arrival instead of making a reservation.

September 1 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
September 1 from 10am to 4pm
Open Thursday
September 8 from 10am to 4pm

Welcome!

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.

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Art Fair in the Garden

Our First Garden Fund-Raiser

The garden will launch its first Art Fair in the Garden as a fund-raiser to help support its educational and cultural programming. Works of art will be installed throughout the garden by artists from the Pasadena Society of Artists, transforming this exquisite Japanese garden into a unique open-air art gallery. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening of music, wine and art while supporting the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

Works of art will be for sale in the $200-$500 range. The garden will receive 30% of the proceeds from each sale, funding we need as we continue to bring you new and exciting programming. Admission is $30.

Art Fair in the Garden
Saturday, September 24
from 5pm to 7pm

Planning Your Visit

Directions & Maps

Please visit our Getting Here page for information and maps, including local streets, freeways and available public transportation options.

The City of Pasadena prohibits our visitors from parking on the surrounding residential streets. Please follow the signs to park on-site.

On Sunday Open Days parking is also available in the lot we share with the Westridge School (click here for map).

Valet parking or shuttle service is required for all private events.

Getting Here Page

Program Registration

Evenings at the Garden
Cinema Night Movie Series

Our series of Japanese Cinema Nights continues at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Join us for wine, snacks and good company as we enjoy some of Japan’s greatest contributions to cinema. Space is limited, reservations are necessary. Reservations will close the day before at 5pm Tuesday.

September Cinema Night
Tampopo (1985)
directed by Itami Juzo

Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm
Gates Open at 6:15pm

(film run time: 1 hour 54 minutes)

For Members & Their Families
Friend Level & Above
August Summer Evening Picnic

Come enjoy the garden at dusk, when the light softens and the air cools from the day’s heat. See how exquisite it becomes as the lights turn on and the night-blooming water lilies come into their own. Enjoy music provided by members, Rick and Kathabela Wilson. Rick plays the Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi, and Kathabela accompanies him from their collection of exotic instruments. We will provide Sake, cold tea, soft drinks and dessert. The picnic is FREE but reservations are necessary.

August Summer Evening Picnic
Friday, August 26 at 6:30pm to 9pm
Online Reservations Are Closed

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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.