Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Long Beach

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a Japanese garden encompassing 1.3 acres (0.53 ha) on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, in Long Beach, California, United States. It was dedicated in 1981. Ed Lovell, landscape master plan architect for the University, traveled to Japan and took inspiration from the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo before designing the garden. Among the annual events held at the Japanese garden is a Koi auction and a chrysanthemum show.
The garden is closed on Saturdays (when it is often rented out for weddings and receptions) and Mondays.

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  • What a pleasant small setting. A great blue heron landed and fished in the pond and humming birds abounded. Lovely blossoms were drifting like a gentle snow beautifully landing on some of the...  more »
  • The garden is small, surrounding a koi pond with a host of gorgeous, inquisitive fish waiting to be fed with the food provided as part of your admission. Benches surround the pond, nestled among the.....  more »
  • Attend my niece wedding... the ceremony is great & one of a kind for me... then after everyone step out for cocktails so they can transform the garden into perfect dinner in a Japanese Garden with candle light... 👍😉👍
  • An oasis of tranquility in Long Beach! My wife and I love this garden; we held our wedding reception here in 2012 and enjoy coming back whenever we can. It is a relatively small space, but imbued with quiet beauty in every nook and cranny. The path loops around an emerald pond populated by lazy, well-fed koi and patrolled by mallards and herons. Waterfalls trickle amid carefully manicured bamboo, bonsai, and a rock garden. Stop by, shed your worries, the world will be a better place for it.

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