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Programs, Reservations & Fund Raising

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden hosts numerous cultural events, educational programs and Open Days throughout the year. Please check back regularly for program updates and newly scheduled events

Year End Schedule Highlights & Holiday Closure

The garden will be open on Thursdays, November 30th, December 7th and 14th. The lecture Camellia Impressionism will take place on Friday, December 8th. Beginning December 15th, we will be closed for a winter break until we reopen on Thursday, January 4th.

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Open Day Last Sunday in December will take a holiday but will return on Sunday, January 28th when we will celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Garden is open to the public 10am to 4pm the last Sunday of each month
The Garden is Closed Holidays

  • Reservations can be made for $7.50 (Children 12 and under are free)
  • You may choose to pay $10.00 admission upon arrival
  • Garden Members Receive Complimentary Open Day Admission
  • Reservations Close the Day Before at 5pm
  • The Garden is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Sorry, No Pets Allowed
  • Free Docent Tours Offered at 11am
  • Open Rain or Shine & We Aren't Able to Issue Refunds

Year of the Dog

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at
Our Festival for the Lunar New Year

January 28 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us in our beautiful garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog with music, art and snacks from Japan, China and Korea for all the family.

Enjoy a variety of cultural activities:
Chinese Lantern-Making: Learn how to make different kinds of traditional Chinese paper lanterns and with members of the garden’s Asian Arts Council.
Japanese Origami-Making: Fold cranes, dogs and other forms to celebrate the New Year with members of the garden’s Asian Arts Council.
Korean Minhwa Folk Painting Workshops: Enjoy a rare chance to learn to create traditional paintings and tapestries with trained instructors.
(Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, www.kccla.org)
Japanese Koto Musical Performance: Enjoy uplifting melodies performed by Kozue Matsumoto and the Calarts Japanese Music Ensemble.
Enjoy the new exhibition Brushstrokes and Blooms: The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt in the garden’s En Gallery.

We will also be launching our Family Fun Guide and Treasure Hunt to make exploring the garden even more fun for families. Pick one up and get exploring!


Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Event is SOLD OUT
Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

Festival for the Lunar New Year
January 28, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Open Sunday Admission $7.50

The Garden is open to the public 10am to 4pm every Thursday
The Garden is Closed Holidays

  • Reservations can be made below for $7.50 (Children 12 and under are free)
  • You may choose to pay $10.00 admission upon arrival
  • Garden Members Receive Complimentary Open Day Admission For Two
  • Reservations Close the Day Before at 5pm
  • The Garden is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Sorry, No Pets Allowed
  • Free Docent Tours Offered at 11am and 2pm
  • Open Rain or Shine & We Aren't Able to Issue Refunds

Aug 3 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
from 10am to 4pm
Open Thursday Admission $7.50
Plein Air Watercolor

Plein Air Watercolor Classes

Weekly Classes Start Friday, January 5, 2018

Learn plein air watercolor painting from Pete Morris, a local artist who is widely known in the area for his landscape paintings. An experienced teacher, Pete will guide students on their artistic exploration of this unique Japanese garden. Students can join the class after the start of the session by contacting info@japanesegardenpasadena.com.

Ten Weekly Classes in the Garden
Fridays Beginning January 5, 2018 from 9:30am to Noon
10-Week Plein Air Watercolor Package $175
Floralia Exhibit

See the Current Exhibition "Floralia"

Open for viewing during the garden's open hours or by appointment

Named for the ancient Roman festival held in honor of Flora, the Goddess of Flowers, the exhibition Floralia features modern Western paintings of flowers, including still life works by Marcel Dyf and Jacques Danglas, and several antique Audubon prints. Also featured will be a selection of small but stunning antique Chinese watercolor paintings.

About the Garden’s En Gallery

In Japanese, the word en written with one character 園 can mean garden. Written with a different character 縁, en can signify the special, and often mysterious, bond that connects people. It also refers to the veranda — a space that exists between inside and outside. Located in the Meeting Room of the house looking out on the garden, the gallery will feature exhibitions of art relating to nature, spirituality, wellness and relationships. The exhibitions will spotlight work by artists from all around the world and in a range of diverse styles and will be curated by Meher McArthur, an Asian art historian and Creative Director of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

  • Exhibition runs through December 7
  • When garden is closed, you may make an appointment to view this exhibition with the curator, Meher McArthur
  • The works will be for sale and part of the proceeds will benefit the garden’s educational and cultural programming
  • Please park on-site via one of our two driveways

Make an Appointment

Camellia Impressionism

Lecture - "Camellia Impressionism"

Rescheduled Until a Time When Our Camellias are in Full Bloom

The closing event for the exhibition, Floralia, will be a lecture, Camellia Impressionism, given by Dr. Bradford King, President of the Southern California Camellia Society. Dr. King will explore the histories and characteristics of these beautiful Asian flowers, and will show slides of the various types of camellias grown in Southern California gardens, pairing each flower with an image of its namesake, such as Cherries Jubilee and the famous dessert. Lecture is free with admission to the garden (members receive free admission for two).

Camellia Impressionism Lecture
Check Back in January for New Date and Time


Questions? Please contact us via e-mail: info@japanesegardenpasadena.com
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