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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

August 27 Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Event is SOLD OUT
Open Day Last Sunday
August 27 Noon to 7pm
Open Sunday Admission August 27
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

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

Open Thursday
from 10am to 4pm
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

Tea & Talk is on Vacation!
Check Back in September for Our Updated Schedule

Tea & Talk
Thursday, Aug 3 at 11am
Aug 3 Tea & Talk Admission
Plein Air Watercolor

Plein Air Watercolor Classes

Weekly Classes Start Friday, September 8

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 September 8 from 9:30am to Noon
Ten Week Plein Air Watercolor Package

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
Peace Crane Project

Opening Reception of Floralia

Friday September 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

  • This event is FREE
  • Reservations are required
  • Exhibition runs through December 7
  • It may be viewed during the garden’s open hours or by appointment
  • 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

Opening Reception of Floralia
Friday September 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event is FREE!
Make a Reservation for the Floralia Reception



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