Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Twilight Open Day

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

Our special Open Day this month will be held in the cool hours of twilight:

August 30 from 4pm to 9pm

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

Sounds of Antiquity

Tenri Gagaku Music Group

Gagaku, meaning Elegant Music, is considered the oldest continuing music in the world, carefully preserved and performed since 700AD. The Tenri Gagaku Music Group continues a tradition handed down through generations and now popular with young Japanese searching for a different form of musical expression. Their performance will begin at 6:30pm during our special evening edition of Open Day.

This special event is included in your price of admission to Open Day, Sunday August 30. Please see above for reservation information.

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.

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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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