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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

Garden Schedule

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and the second and last Sundays of each month. Hours for every Open Day are 10am to 4pm.

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View the Garden’s Events at a Glance


A Complete Listing of ALL Current & Upcoming Garden Events
Events at a Glance
Taste of Japan

An Evening of Whisky & Sake Tasting,
& Culinary Delights

A delicious event and a beautiful evening to support the garden. Sample whiskies and sakes and delicious and healthy Japanese food.

A Taste of Japan
Saturday, March 3 from 5pm to 8pm
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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
  • Open Rain or Shine & We Aren't Able to Issue Refunds

Year of the Dog

World Music/Jazz Concert
with Jessica Fichot at 2pm

Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Event is SOLD OUT
Open Day Last Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

The Garden is open to the public 10am to 4pm the Second 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

Second Sunday We Will Offer Japanese Tea Ceremonies at 1pm and 2pm

Mikko Nakatomi will demonstrate the ceremonial preparation and presentation of Japanese tea and explain the meaning behind the time-honored rituals. Each person will enjoy traditional Japanese green tea and the sweets meant to balance the bitterness of the tea.

Space is limited and reservations are necessary.

Second Sunday
Online Reservations Are Closed

The Garden is open to the public 10am to 4pm every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
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

Weekday Open Days
from 10am to 4pm
Reservations
Plein Air Watercolor

Plein Air Watercolor Classes

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.

Weekly Classes in the Garden
Fridays from 9:30am to 12:00pm
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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

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Camellia Impressionism

With a Lecture – "Camellia Impressionism"

A Sunday Just For Members
March 4 from 10am to 4pm
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Questions? Please contact us via e-mail: info@japanesegardenpasadena.com
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