Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Our Secret is Out

Restoration Brings New Purpose To This Historic Master Work

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was conceived in the 1930s as a private garden that was once reserved for the enjoyment of an aristocratic Pasadena couple. It is a superb example of a Japanese hill-and-pond stroll garden, which is rare in the U.S., and one of only two Japanese gardens in California listed in the National Register as a Historic Place.

This secret garden that was hidden from view for decades, surviving a number of threats to its existence throughout its 80 year history, has been re-imagined as a space to be shared. While the garden has recently undergone a transformative restoration, rescuing it from years of decline, much more needs to be done.

Broad public support is now essential. A non-profit 501(c)(3) has been established for management of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden to encourage and facilitate community giving.

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We invite you to help support the garden by making a donation

Your benevolence will allow this extraordinary garden to remain a living reminder of a time and place in our history that two cultures shared.

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Take a leading role in cultivating the future of this special place of serenity and natural beauty by becoming a Member of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

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By joining today, you can ensure this historic jewel doesn’t slip away for lack of the critical resources needed for its long term preservation and care.

We offer six annual membership levels to choose from, with the details and pricing for each listed in the tables below. Simply select the level that best suits your needs and click Join Now to get started. This will add your selection to your PayPal cart for purchase via credit card.

All memberships are valid for twelve months from the month of purchase and all contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law. Rates and privileges may be subject to change without notice.

Realizing Our Mission

Preserving Our Historic & Culturally Significant Garden

With member support this living historical landmark can blossom into a thriving resource for the community and enable us to continue to provide and expand the cultural and educational programs and activities we offer:

  • More Open Days each month
  • Classes in art, music and Japanese cooking
  • Training in mindfulness, meditation and yoga
  • Musical performances
  • Special Evenings At the Garden
  • Lectures on Japanese culture, art and ancient principles of design
  • Tea ceremonies and demonstrations in our exquisite teahouse
  • Workshops on Japanese garden design, composting and other sustainable gardening techniques

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