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. Reservations will close at 7am Sunday mornings 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.

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

Last Sunday Open Day
June 26 from 10am to 4pm
Japanese Summer Family Festival
Sunday June 26 from 1pm to 3pm

Join us and members of the local Tenrikyo Church community in the garden for a celebration of Summer and Japanese Culture with Japanese tea, snacks, art, music and culture for all the family.

1pm to 1:30pm Yoki Daiko Performance With Shamisen Artist Terry Nguyen

1:30pm to 3pm Origami Art & Taiko Music Workshops and Tea Tasting

Our Japanese Summer Family Festival is free with admission to Open Day (see above for reservations). Program supported by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles


Open Thursdays

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 18 are free) and will be held for you at check-in. 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.

June 30 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
June 30 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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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

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.

Program Registration

Evenings at the Garden
Cinema Night Movie Series

This summer we will begin a series of Japanese Cinema Nights at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Join us for wine, snacks and great company watching some of Japan’s greatest contributions to cinema as well as films about Japanese culture.

July Cinema Night
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
directed by Akira Kurosawa

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

(film run time: 126 minutes)

Evenings at the Garden
Japanese Supper Club

Join Japanese home-cooking instructor and author Sonoko Sakai for a unique Japanese Supper Club at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. In a part-demo, part hands-on format, learn how to make healthy, wholesome and delicious traditional Japanese meals using the best farmers’ market ingredients. Afterwards, we will enjoy supper together in the garden. Sake, Japanese beer and tea will be provided or bring your favorite beverage.

Supper Club Cooking Class
Soba Noodle Night
Friday, July 8 at 6pm

(12 person maximum—includes ingredients)

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