Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

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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

Carolyn Sykes

A Day of Relaxation

Open Day Last Sunday April 30 10am to 4pm

The Storrier Stearns garden, a tranquil Japanese stroll garden, is an exquisite oasis in a bustling world. Our Open Day on the last Sunday of April is designed to be a day when you may simply relax and be restored.

To further that aim, on Sunday afternoon, visitors will be treated to the soothing music of the harp by Carolyn Sykes, an award-winning master harpist. Sykes, in addition to performing widely as a soloist and with symphony orchestras, also owns the only harp dealership on the West Coast, importing the best instruments of France.

There will also be an exhibition of watercolor paintings by local artist, Pete Morris, and the students of his plein air painting class held in the garden every Friday morning. For those who enjoy relaxation through retail therapy, Tai-Ling Wong will again be with us all day selling beautiful Asian-inspired clothing from Citron, and many other treasures.

The garden is especially beautiful this time of year. Bring a book or a friend you want to catch up with and experience the peace that has been the hallmark of Japanese gardens for centuries.


April 30 Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Members: Open Day Last Sunday
April 30 10am to 4pm
Member Admission
April 30 Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

Non-Members: Open Day Last Sunday
April 30 Afternoon Arrivals 12:30 to 3:30pm
Second Sunday Jazz

April Concert Features
Lolly Allen, Jazz Vibraphonist

We are delighted to present the Lolly Allen Trio. Lolly is a Los Angeles-based vibraphonist who plays at many local and national venues including, the Knitting Factory, Vibrato Grill Jazz and the Boston Globe Jazz Festival. Visit her website at www.lollyvibe.com.

  • 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
  • Garden Members Receive Reduced Admission Based on Membership Level
  • Reservations Are Required & Close the Same Day at Noon
  • The Garden is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Sorry, No Pets Allowed
  • Open Rain or Shine & We Aren't Able to Issue Refunds

April 9 Second Sunday Jazz Series
Online Reservations Are Closed

Second Sunday Jazz Series
April 9 at 2pm
Members April 9 Second Sunday Jazz Series

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

  • Reservations can be made for $7.50 (Children 12 and under are free)
  • 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 2pm
  • Open Rain or Shine & We Aren't Able to Issue Refunds
  • You May Choose to Pay admission upon arrival

April 20 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
April 27 from 10am to 4pm
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

May 4 and May 18 Tea & Talk
SOLD OUT!

Tea & Talk
Thursday, April 20
Members April 20 Tea & Talk $5.00

Plein Air Watercolor Classes – Series 2

Fridays in the Garden

Learn from Pete Morris, a local artist who has become widely known in the area, not only for his landscape paintings but his ability to capture life as it happens. An experienced teacher, Pete will guide students on their artistic exploration of this unique Japanese garden.

Ten Weekly Classes in The Garden
Starting March 24
Fridays from 10am to Noon
Members 10-Week Plein Air Watercolor Package Non-Member 10-Week Plein Air Watercolor Package $175.00


Mindfulness Meditation Classes – Series 3

Fridays in the Garden

Instructor Debra Dysart will lead classes in the tranquil and healing environment of the garden. Debra is a teacher at the Shambhala Meditation Centers of Los Angeles. She also teaches Shambhala Art and is a former Director of the Shambhala Los Angeles where she has been a practitioner for 20 years.

Weekly Classes in the Niko-an Teahouse
Series 3 Begins March 31
Fridays from 8:30am to 9:30am
Members Individual Mindfulness Meditation Classes $5 each


Non-Member Individual Mindfulness Meditation Classes $10 each




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