Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Our Secret is Out

Restoration Brings New Purpose To This Historic Master Work

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was conceived in the 1930s as a private garden that was once reserved for the enjoyment of an aristocratic Pasadena couple. It is a superb example of a Japanese hill-and-pond stroll garden, which is rare in the U.S., and one of only two Japanese gardens in California listed in the National Register as a Historic Place.

This secret garden that was hidden from view for decades, surviving a number of threats to its existence throughout its 80 year history, has been re-imagined as a space to be shared. While the garden has recently undergone a transformative restoration, rescuing it from years of decline, much more needs to be done.

Broad public support is now essential. A non-profit 501(c)(3) has been established for management of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden to encourage and facilitate community giving.

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Take a leading role in supporting this special place of serenity and natural beauty by donating today to the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Make sure this historic jewel doesn’t slip away for lack of the critical resources needed for its long term preservation and care. We are grateful for any amount that you wish to donate.

We have paused our membership program due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic and the resulting necessary reductions in our operating costs.

For a $75 donation or more, you will be entitled to a year of free garden admission for two.

Your donation may be made online by pressing the Make a Donation Online

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All donations are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

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270 Arlington Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
Telephone: +1 (626) 399-1721
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Realizing Our Mission

Preserving Our Historic & Culturally Significant Garden

With your support this living historical landmark continues to be a thriving resource for the community and enables us to continue to provide and expand the cultural and educational programs and activities we offer.