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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



Japanese Children’s Festival

Open Day Last Sunday July 30, 10am to 4pm

Join us for a Japanese-style celebration of summer and childhood on Open Day Last Sunday in July. There will be Japanese music, story-telling, games, and arts and crafts, all especially for kids. Learn Japanese brush painting with Nori Shirasu and the folding art of origami; enjoy traditional folk tales with Sunny Stevenson and sing-along to Japanese songs with Yui Yamamoto and other musicians. The Japanese Children’s Festival is free with Open Day admission.

Jun 25 Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

Morning Arrival: Open Day Last Sunday
July 30 arriving anytime between 10am & Noon
July 30 Admission—Morning Arrival 10am & Noon
Afternoon Arrival: Open Day Last Sunday
July 30 arriving anytime between 12:30pm & 3:30pm
July 30 Admission—Afternoon Arrival 12:30pm & 3:30pm
Second Sunday Jazz

New Event Time & New Admission Price

Second Sunday Jazz August 13, 5pm to 7:30pm

What better way to spend a Sunday evening than listening to Jeff Benedict on the sax, Dave Askren on guitar and David Arnay playing bass? This special edition of Second Sunday Jazz will be held in the garden with the teahouse as a backdrop. Beer, wine and snacks will be available so join us as the day cools off and the light turns golden.

Jeff Benedict has been playing professionally since the age of 14 and since 1989 has served as a Professor of Music at California State, Los Angeles. He has a long list of recording credits and is an accomplished classical musician as well as a wonderful jazz performer.

  • Concert Begins at 5pm (Gates Open at 4:30pm)
  • Reservations can be made for $7.50
  • You may choose to pay $10.00 admission upon arrival
  • 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

August 13 Second Sunday Jazz Series
Online Reservations Are Closed

Second Sunday Jazz Series
August 13 5pm to 7:30pm
August 13 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

July 27 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
July 27 from 10am to 4pm
July 27 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 11am

July 20 Tea & Talk
Online Reservations Are Closed

Tea & Talk
Thursday, July 20 at 11am
July 20 Tea & Talk Admission

Mindfulness Meditation

Series of Five Classes

Instructor Debra Dysart leads 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 Shambhala Los Angeles where she has been a practitioner for 20 years.

  • Classes will be Held in the Beautiful Niko-An Teahouse 8:30 to 9:30am every Friday
  • Classes are Sold in a Series of Five for $50.00 per person
  • Discounts Apply for Members at the Sustaining Level and Above
  • The First Series Begins August 4th
  • The Garden is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Sorry, No Pets Allowed
  • Open Rain or Shine

Series of Five Weekly Classes in the Niko-an Teahouse
Fridays Beginning August 4 from 8:30am to 9:30am
5-Week Mindfulness Meditation Package $50


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