Neither the historic estate nor Sunnylands Center & Gardens are available for private events. Sunnylands is not a venue for hire and does not host private events.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open free and requires no reservations. Rotating exhibits and selections from the Sunnylands Collection are on view, and a range of public programs is offered. Visitors can view films, relax in the Great Room with its spectacular view of Mount San Jacinto, enjoy the menu options at the cafe, and browse in the store. Outdoor activities include exploring the nine-acre garden, which uses arid-adapted plants to paint a living canvas. A limited schedule of tours of the historic house and grounds is offered, most of which require advance reservations.
Pets are not allowed at Sunnylands. However, state and federal laws require the admittance of dogs that are trained to provide a service to disabled guests. Emotional support animals are not covered under the law. Please see the full policy regarding pets here.
Visits to Sunnylands Center & Gardens are free of charge. Tours of the historic estate, as well as some special programs and workshops require a fee and advance reservations.
Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos of Sunnylands Center & Gardens and when touring the estate’s grounds for their personal use. However, staged photos (wedding, engagement, graduation, school teams, etc.) are not allowed as it disturbs other guests. For the full photography policy please see Dos and Don’ts.
Additional information about Sunnylands can be found in various books published by Sunnylands Press and available in the Gift Shop.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens and the renovated historic estate opened to the public on March 1, 2012.