The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was created as a private garden in the 1930s. 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, with its exquisite teahouse, remained hidden from view for decades, surviving a number of threats to its existence throughout its 80 year history. Recently it has undergone a transformative restoration, rescuing it from years of decline. Now under the management of a non-profit 501(c)(3) it is ready to take its place in the community as a public space for everyone to enjoy -- as a restorative environment for health, wellness, contemplation, inspiration, and enjoyment.
To preserve and maintain this "hidden jewel" for future generations broad public support is essential.
We invite you to become an Inaugural Member of the garden and help it blossom into a thriving cultural resource for the community, offering more days open to the public, more music, lectures, workshops, classes and demonstrations. Your valued membership will also allow this extraordinary garden to remain a living reminder of a time and place in our history that two cultures shared.
Please visit our website membership page to read more about our mission and to explore the many exclusive garden privileges offered in our six available membership packages.