Our culture typically values hustle and bustle, while relaxation is regarded as a special treat that we indulge in every now and then due to necessity. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden located on the CSU Long Beach (CSULB) campus, is one of those places where you can breathe deep, relax and decompress. It is a wonderful place for learning, cultural exchange and contemplation. The 1.3-acre garden was built through the generosity of Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins and dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. Surrounded by tall trees, the elegant 1.3-acre garden features a lush green landscape, fabulous koi pond, giant timber bamboo and glimmering waterfalls beneath a walking bridge.
“There is an old proverb that says, ‘Bamboo bends but never breaks.’ It is my hope that as you leave your tour of the garden, you will find in your heart that proverb, and the day will be filled with joy.” – Loraine Miller Collins
CSULB believes in international education, and the university gladly welcomes visitors to the Japanese Garden. There are a many public education events offered and each year more than 5,000 school children enjoy a field trip to the Garden. Visit the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden web page to see regular public hours: http://web.csulb.edu/~jgarden/
Looking for an opportunity to get more involved with one of the special attractions Locals Love? The Garden has a Volunteer Docent Program on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 am – noon. Work with CSULB students to lead tours through the Garden and educate visitors on the Japanese culture. You may call 562.985.8420 to learn more about becoming a volunteer docent.
Have a special event that requires a location just as special? The Japanese Garden is available to rent for weddings and other special occasions. Imagine hosting a party or meeting at this inspired location. And yes, they have an on-site event coordinator.
CSULB is one of the premier universities in California. Other compelling attractions on the campus include the Pyramid and Karen & Richard Carpenter Performing Arts Center for concerts, plays and various other events.
The Beach Team and Locals Love the beauty and serenity of Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens. Visit the picturesque Garden today and bring a camera so you can share some of your favorite sights with us.
Article prepared by John Rudy, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Beach Team: 562-940-5440 – [email protected]