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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

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

Twisted Vase by Mariko Bird

Art Fair in the Garden
with the Pasadena Society of Artists

Open Day Last Sunday June 25, 10am to 4pm

The garden will be transformed into a unique open-air gallery for our second annual Art Fair in the Garden. Offering residents and visitors to the Pasadena area a rare opportunity to meet renowned local artists and purchase their work for prices ranging from $5 to $500. Tai-Ling Wong will also be at the garden selling wonderful, Asian-inspired clothing from Citron.

The show will feature paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures and prints by the following PSA artists: Mariko Bird (Twisted Vase shown above), Martin Ehrlich, Aaron Fotonuova, Stan Kieffer, Eileen Oda Leaf, Patricia Lee, Warner LeMenager, Rebecca Pollack, Robert Sullivan and Jackie Stemski. The artists are generously giving a percentage of their proceeds to the garden to help fund educational and cultural programming. The Art Fair is free with Open Day admission.


Jun 25 Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

Open Day Last Sunday June 25
Morning Arrivals are SOLD OUT!
June 25 Admission—Afternoon Arrivals 12:30pm to 3pm
Second Sunday Jazz

July Concert Features Judy Wexler

A touring and recording artist, singer Judy Wexler, has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers, and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally. She has released four CDs that have all topped the national jazz charts. A natural storyteller with a distinctive voice full of shadings, she knows how to dig into a song and find its essence. Displaying an unerring ear for underexposed gems and possessing a pliably warm, lustrous sound, she will perform songs associated with a diverse mix of jazz and pop legends, including King Pleasure, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Blossom Dearie, Richie Havens, Rickie Lee Jones, and Bob Dylan. JazzTimes has said that Judy is “one of the most focused, unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz singers around.”

  • Concert Begins at 2pm (Gates Open at 1:30pm)
  • Reservations can be made for $17.50
  • You may choose to pay $20.00 admission upon arrival
  • Discounted Admission for Members at the Friend Level and Higher
  • Reservations Close the Day Before at Midnight
  • Open Day admission coupons do not apply for the Second Sunday Jazz Concerts
  • The Garden is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Sorry, No Pets Allowed
  • Open Rain or Shine

July 9 Second Sunday Jazz Series
Online Reservations Are Closed

Second Sunday Jazz Series
July 9 2pm to 3:30pm
July 9 Second Sunday Jazz Series Admission

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

June 29 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
June 29 from 10am to 4pm
June 29 Open Thursday Admission
Tea & Talks

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, Yurie Halchak will serve tea and Japanese sweets, and give a talk in the teahouse about the history and customs surrounding tea in Japanese culture

  • Reservations for Non-Members are $12.50 which includes $7.50 for Open Day Admission plus $5.00 for Tea & Talk
  • Garden Members Receive Complimentary Open Day Admission and Pay Just $5.00 for Tea & Talk
  • Space is Limited & Reservations are Required
  • Reservations Close the Day Before at 5pm
  • Tea & Talk Begin at 1pm

July 6 Tea & Talk
Online Reservations Are Closed

Tea & Talk
Thursday, July 6
July 6 Tea & Talk Admission

Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Fridays in the Garden

Mindfulness Meditation Classes are on vacation. If you would like to be notified when they begin again, please email your request to info@japanesegardenpasadena.com

Lisa See

A Very Special Book Event at the Garden

Friday June 30 from 5pm to 7:30pm

We are delighted to be hosting a very special book event at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Author Lisa See will join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation of her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.

The book, which was just released in March, tells the tale of a Chinese family whose life in a remote village revolves around the farming of tea. When one of the girls has a baby out of wedlock and puts her up for adoption, it sets in motion a story that explores culture, tradition, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. Such themes are familiar to readers of Lee‘s earlier best-selling books, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, Peony in Love, and Dreams of Joy. Tea Girl debuted at No. 6 on the New York Times best-sellers list, and Kirkus Reviews praised it as “a riveting exercise in fictional anthropology.”

  • Tickets to the event will be $50 each
  • Includes a copy of the book, which the author will sign at the program
  • Space for this event is limited so please make sure to reserve as soon as possible
  • Complimentary valet parking will be provided

An Evening with Lisa See
Friday June 30 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Make a Reservation for An Evening with Lisa See



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