Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Last Sunday Open Day

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is open to the public 10am to 4pm every Thursday and the last Sunday of each month. Closed on Holidays and Closed December 21 through January 4.

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 12 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. 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.

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

Last Sunday Open Day
October 30 10am to 4pm

Meditation & Reading

Open Sunday October 30 Features

Open Day Last Sunday in October will feature Meditation Classes, Moving & Seated, both at 1pm. Join us for a unique afternoon exploring the idea of Journey as a means to learning about the world and the self. Choose a Strolling Meditation around the garden or be still for Mindfulness Meditation in the teahouse both with guided instruction led by experienced practitioners. Space is limited so please reserve your place below, which includes your admission to Open Day.

1pm Moving Meditation Class
Reservations Are Closed

1pm Seated Meditation Class
Reservations Are Closed

Later in the day there will be a reading by Caltech Professor Emeritus of History Robert Rosenstone from his new book, Adventures of a Post Modern Historian, focusing on his research in Japan. He will sign books after the talk. Included with Open Day admission.


Open Thursdays

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 12 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. 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.

October 6 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
October 6 from 10am to 4pm
Open Thursday
October 13 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.

About Us Garden Calendar Garden Calendar

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

Japanese Cinema Night

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.

October Cinema Night
Shall We Dance? (1996)
directed by Masayuki Suo

Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm
Gates Open at 6:15pm

(film run time: 2 hours 16 minutes)

October 5 Cinema Night
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.