Historic Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden revived in Pasadena
The nearly 2-acre Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena was hardly the picture of enchantment: Plants had died. The pond had gone dry. The teahouse had burned to the ground. But owners have revived the original design, and as one expert said, it now stands "on a level with the best of the country's top estate gardens." Here's a peek inside.
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Connie and Jim Haddad in the Pasadena garden they restored. The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden will be one of the landscapes on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days tour April 28. Admission is $5 per garden. Maps and tickets will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event at Arlington Garden, 285 Arlington Drive, Pasadena. For more on Storrier Stearns: (626) 399-1721, japanesegardenpasadena.com.
Theodore Payne's 2013 native plant tour