Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens

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The Earl Burn Miller Japanese Garden located on the campus of Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is truly a gem in the heart of Long Beach. Enter into a world of peace and quiet as you stroll through the winding pathways, observe the playful koi, check out the tea house, and finally relax in the zen garden. With blossoms year-round, cultural events, and rotating exhibits. There’s always something to do at Long Beach State’s Japanese Garden.

Dedicated in April 1981, the 1.3-acre garden was built following a generous gift from Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. Through the result of meticulous planning and landscape design, the Garden is a hybrid art form that combines typical elements of Japanese garden design and stylistic elements from it’s Southern California location. 

Upcoming Event

Member Tea & Tour

What: All Garden members and guests are invited to spend an afternoon in the Japanese Garden at CSULB. Learn about the Garden’s rich history and cultural significance through a custom guided tour with our knowledgeable staff members. As an added bonus, you can enjoy Japanese tea and amazing desserts in the Friends Garden Pavilion with your guests. This is a popular event so RSVP as soon as possible! 

When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 1-3 p.m. 

How: Admission is free for all garden members and their guests. If you’re not already a member make sure to join and RSVP. Call (562) 985-2169 or email the membership office to RSVP.

Hours and Admission

Tuesday – Friday9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday12 – 4 PM

Ticket Price

Adults: $5

CSULB Alumni, Seniors (65+), Active Military, Veterans: $4

Youth (4-18): $2

Children 4 & under, CSULB Students, CSULB Faculty, CSULB Staff, Friends of the Japanese Garden: FREE

Weddings and Private Events

The romantic design of the Japanese Garden on the Campus of Cal State, Long Beach is an ideal venue for a wedding reception, ceremony, and photoshoot. The beautifully maintained garden grounds provide the perfect location for any themed ceremony. We’ve seen everything from rustic, romantic, vintage, modern, hipster, or even glam. 

Along with weddings, the Japanese Garden offers its space to rent out for private events like bridal showers, baby showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, society club dinners, and banquets, retirement parties, and society club dinners. Main Garden events cost 450 per hour with a two-hour minimum and Friends Garden events cost 300 per hour with a two-hour minimum.


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Contact Us

5325 e. pacific coast highway

long beach, california 90804

800.990.9991 | 562.597.1341


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