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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Sets Admission Policy to Ensure Its Future as a Community Resource

A nominal day-use fee will be charged effective Jan. 23


The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Long Beach State University has announced a new admissions policy effective Jan. 23.  

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Jan. 11) – The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Long Beach State University has announced a new admissions policy effective Jan. 23.  

“Our goal in making this change is to improve the sustainability of this beautiful, educational and cultural resource for the enjoyment of future generations,” said Jeanette Schelin, the garden’s senior director.  

Garden visitors may purchase tickets for same-day admission at the following rates: adults $5, seniors and campus alumni $4, youths ages 4-18 $2, children under 4 free. Friends of the Japanese Garden members receive free admission; membership is open to the general public and those interested can call 562-985-2169. Long Beach State University students, faculty and staff are admitted for free. 

Advance purchase of individual tickets is not available at this time.  

Reservations are required for groups. For more information, call 562-985-8420.  

The garden’s new public hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. The garden is closed Saturdays and Mondays.  

“We know the visitor’s experience will improve by scheduling groups to ensure a level of serenity in the garden,” said Alison Redfoot, assistant director for education. “We encourage frequent visitors to become members to enjoy admission as well as other exciting benefits.” 

More information is available on the garden’s website. Paid parking is available in Lot 16 (G4), directly across from the garden on Earl Warren Drive.  

About the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden: The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, situated on the campus of Long Beach State University, is a 1.3-acre hill and pond Japanese-style garden built through a generous donation from Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in honor of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. Construction began in the summer of 1980 and it was dedicated in the spring of 1981. Founded as an educational resource for the campus and community, the garden advances the campus’ ongoing interest in international education and student engagement. 

About the university: Long Beach State University is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. The campus values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.