Only Have an Hour?


Meet friends for a coffee or a quick game of backgammon, stop by to purchase a house gift, stroll the labyrinth and 1.25 miles of garden paths. (If you download the Gardens audio tour, it will guide you through the Gardens, identifying some of the plants and choices made by the landscape architect.) Don’t miss the replica of the bench that President Barack Obama gave President Xi Jinping of China when the two met at Sunnylands in 2013 for what has been termed a “shirtsleeve summit.”

Rather stay indoors? Visit Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by the brothers who designed the bronze Mexican fountain that welcomes visitors to the historic house. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is always free and is the perfect place for conversation and peace.