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
"My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country."
- Walter Annenberg

Visit the Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Admission & parking are free.

Open-Air Experience

Enjoy a 45-minute grounds tour of the historic Sunnylands estate. Tickets are offered daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Click here for details.

Tour the Historic Estate

Tours of the Annenbergs’ celebrated home require the advanced purchase of an online reservation.

Events

  • Jan 30, 2020
    10
    00
    am

    Free Guided Garden Walk

    During this free 60-minute guided walk, guests explore the winding paths throughout the nine-acre Sunnylands gardens, enjoying commentary by a member of the education department. More than 70 species
    10:00 am
    Jan 30, 2020
  • Jan 31, 2020
    8
    45
    am

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Conducted by knowledgeable birders, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. The free guided Bird Walk is offered at 8:4
    8:45 am
    Jan 31, 2020
    Jan 31, 2020
    10
    00
    am

    Yoga on the Great Lawn

    This season, Sunnylands yoga will welcome back veteran instructors Kristin Olson, Shay Moraga, and Jenn Smith. Yoga is offered every Friday at 10 am from November through April. The 60-minute sessi
    10:00 am
    Jan 31, 2020
  • Feb 1, 2020
    9
    30
    am

    Art Workshop: Plein Air Painting in Oil

    This workshop invites the public to participate in the rich tradition of plein air painting in the Sunnylands gardens. Artist Donna Reine Taylor believes that the best art is not so much about the sub
    9:30 am
    Feb 1, 2020
    Feb 1, 2020
    10
    00
    am

    Tai Chi on the Great Lawn

    Tai chi at Sunnylands Center & Gardens is an opportunity to experience a traditional teaching of the Yang Family 108 Long Form. Participants learn the beginning positions of the form rooted in tai
    10:00 am
    Feb 1, 2020
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Sunnylands Olive Harvest

A new, sustainable approach toward caring for the estate’s 600 olive trees has given rise to an annual harvest.