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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

New Garden Schedule

Starting January 24, the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. In February, we will start opening every Second Sunday as well as the Last Sunday from 10am to 4pm. From now until January 24 the garden will be open to the public 10am to 4pm every Thursday plus Last Sunday January 28.

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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 10am to 4pm

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 10am to 4pm
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

Winter Series Begins January 26

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. Weekly classes are held at the garden on Fridays from 9:30am to 12:00pm. The fee for a 10-week session is $175 per person. Member discounts apply.

Ten Weekly Classes in the Garden
Fridays Beginning January 26 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
10-Week Plein Air Watercolor Package $175
My Way (Michi)

Brushstrokes and Blooms:
The Calligraphy and Ikebana
of Shizuko Greenblatt

January 13 through April 13

A new solo exhibition, Brushstrokes and Blooms: The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt, will open with a Members' Reception on January 13, 2018 in the En Gallery.

Japanese artist, Shizuko Greenblatt, was born into a samurai family and was trained in various artistic traditions including painting, calligraphy, sculpture and flower arrangement, in both Japan and the United States. Now based in Los Angeles, she has focused her artistic talents for the past 25 years on dynamic expressionistic paintings that incorporate both calligraphy and Japanese ikebana (flower arranging). Drawing from the energy of nature and Japanese cultural references, Greenblatt creates powerful mixed-media paintings, sculptures and installations that have been shown internationally. “I aim to activate and uplift the human soul," she explains, "by the transformed sculptural elements and traditional Japanese symbolism."

About the En Gallery at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

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 verandah — 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 from January 13 to April 13
  • The exhibition may be viewed during the garden’s open hours or by appointment
  • The works in this exhibition, and future exhibitions, will be for sale, and part of the proceeds will benefit the garden’s educational and cultural programming
  • Parking is on-site in one of our driveways

Member’s Opening Reception for Brushstrokes and Blooms
Saturday January 13 from 5pm to 7pm
Complimentary Admission with Reservation
Make a Reservation

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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