Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Open Days

Our Open Day this month will be held:

November 30 from 10am to 4pm

We regret that, due to an accident, Rick Wilson had to postpone his presentation scheduled for November 30th. We look forward to Rick’s talk on an Open Day in 2015.

For the November Open Day, Meyer McArthur, Asian art historian, author and educator, will give a fascinating lecture and slideshow illustrating the transformation of the traditional craft of Origami into a sophisticated global art form. Her talk will be at 1pm and is free with the price of admission. Paper and instructions will be available for families to try their hand at Origami.

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

A Special Thank You Gift For Our Facebook Fans

In November, anyone who has liked our Facebook page will receive free admission for two to Open Day. See you at the garden!


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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