Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Last Sunday Open Day

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is open to the public the last Sunday of every month and also every single week on Thursdays.

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 18 are free) and will be held for you at check-in. All garden members receive complimentary Open Day admission. Reservations will close at 7am Sunday mornings but you may still come to the garden and pay $10 cash or check.
The garden is wheelchair accessible.
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Docent tours are offered every Last Sunday Open Day at 11am. These tours are free with admission.

The garden will be open rain or shine and we aren't able to issue refunds. You may choose to pay admission upon arrival instead of making a reservation.

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

Last Sunday Open Day
July 31 from 10am to 4pm

July Open Day Event Afternoon of Jazz

Jazz pianist, David Arnay, returns to the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden with special guests, woodwind artist Bennie Maupin and bassist Jeff D'Angelo, to host Jazz Salon, one of our most popular Open Day events starting at 2pm.

This special event is included in your price of admission to Open Day, Sunday July 31. Please see above for reservation information.

Open Thursdays

Reservations can be made for $7.50 (children under 18 are free) and will be held for you at check-in. All garden members receive complimentary Open Day admission. Reservations will close the day before at 5pm Wednesdays but you may still come to the garden and pay $10 cash or check.
The garden is wheelchair accessible.
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Docent tours are offered every Open Thursday at 2pm. These tours are free with admission.

The garden will be open rain or shine and we aren't able to issue refunds. You may choose to pay admission upon arrival instead of making a reservation.

July 28 Open Thursday
Online Reservations Are Closed
Please Pay Admission at the Gate

Open Thursday
July 28 from 10am to 4pm

Welcome!

Inspired By A Love
of Japanese Design

Welcome to the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Hidden in the heart of Pasadena, this historic jewel, that was once reserved for the enjoyment of an aristocratic Pasadena couple, has been re-imagined as a space to be shared.

Conceived in the 1930s as a private estate garden, and hidden from view for decades, a historic restoration brings new purpose to this place of special beauty.

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Art Fair in the Garden

Our First Garden Fundraiser

The garden will launch its first Art Fair in the Garden as a fundraiser to help support its educational and cultural programming. Works of art will be installed throughout the garden by thirty artists from the Pasadena Society of Artists, transforming this exquisite Japanese garden into a unique open-air art gallery. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening of music, wine and art while supporting the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

Works of art will be for sale in the $200-$500 range. The garden will receive 30% of the proceeds from each sale, funding we need as we continue to bring you new and exciting programming. Admission is $30.

Art Fair in the Garden
Saturday, September 24
from 5pm to 7pm

Planning Your Visit

Directions & Maps

Please visit our Getting Here page for information and maps, including local streets, freeways and available public transportation options.

The City of Pasadena prohibits our visitors from parking on the surrounding residential streets. Please follow the signs to park on-site.

On Sunday Open Days parking is also available in the lot we share with the Westridge School (click here for map).

Valet parking or shuttle service is required for all private events.

Getting Here Page

Program Registration

Evenings at the Garden
Cinema Night Movie Series

Our series of Japanese Cinema Nights continues through the summer at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Join us for wine, snacks and great company watching some of Japan’s greatest contributions to cinema as well as films about Japanese culture. Space is limited, reservations are necessary.

August Cinema Night
Late Spring (1949)
directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm
Gates Open at 6:15pm

(film run time: 108 minutes)

Evenings at the Garden
Japanese Supper Club

Join Japanese home-cooking instructor and author Sonoko Sakai for a unique Japanese Supper Club at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. In a part-demo, part hands-on format, learn how to make healthy, wholesome and delicious traditional Japanese meals using the best farmers’ market ingredients. Afterwards, we will enjoy supper together in the garden. Bring a beverage of your choice! Limited to maximum of 12 people, reservations are necessary.

Supper Club Cooking Class
A Lesson in Rice Craft
Friday, August 12 at 6pm

(includes ingredients)

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A Gift of Serenity & Natural Beauty

Something for the garden lovers in your life. Gift certificates for admission to Open Day. $7.50 each, $15.00 for two or treat an entire family.