A place of history, hospitality, and diplomacy in the California desert

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping - U.S.-China Summit, June 2013
Sunnylands Center & Gardens - completed in 2011, opened to the public March 2012
The Historic House - midcentury modern home was completed in 1966



Sunnylands consists of two distinct sections.

  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.  Admission and parking are free. Reservations/tickets are not required. Learn more.
  • The historic Sunnylands estate operates primarily as a private, high-level retreat center. Public access is limited to guided tours, offered when retreats are not in session. Tours and tickets.


  • Friday, June 2, 2023
    Jun 2, 2023

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Sunnylands gardens

    Led by a knowledgeable birder, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. Birding walks are offered every Friday at 8:45 a
    8:45 am
    Jun 2, 2023
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023
    Jun 4, 2023

    Final day of the 2022–2023 season

    This is our final day of the 2022–2023 season. Last chance to explore... The exhibition, A Place at the Table: Dining at Sunnylands The film, A Place Called Sunnylands, on loop throughout the
    8:30 am
    Jun 4, 2023
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