ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER
DURING THE PANDEMIC
Access to the Gardens:
- Sunnylands is gradually reopening for the 2020-2021 season, starting with public access to the gardens.
- Admission to the gardens is free from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
- Guests are welcome to stroll the gardens, relax on benches, or take a self-guided audio tour of the gardens.
- At this time, the public is not allowed inside Sunnylands Center, except for controlled access to the restrooms and a temporary gift shop location.
- Sunnylands will monitor attendance to make sure the gardens do not become overcrowded.
- Outdoor hand-sanitizing stations are available to guests.
- Frequently-touched objects, such as door handles, will be routinely disinfected.
- At this time, Sunnylands Center & Gardens is not allowing picnics or other gatherings on property.
- The café is now open as an outdoor only venue.
- The gift shop is open for in-person shopping in a new, more spacious location.
- Tours of the historic Annenberg home and public programs, such as Yoga and Tai Chi on the Great Lawn, are on hold.
- A new exhibition, In Motion: Agam at Sunnylands, will be accessible to the public free of charge when the Center reopens.
- Outdoor tours of the 200-acre Sunnylands estate begin November 11.
Code of Conduct:
To ensure a pleasurable visit for everyone, they ask all guests to adhere to the following code of conduct:
- Stay home if you’re experiencing signs of illness, such as a fever or flu-like symptoms.
- Wear a face covering at all times while visiting Sunnylands, including our outdoor spaces.
- Frequently wash or sanitize your hands.
- Stay at least six feet away from people who are not in your party.
- Obey all posted signage, conditions for entry, and staff instructions.
- Please be respectful toward their staff and other visitors at all times.
The gardens are open with free admission Wednesday-Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Visit Sunnylands and enjoys the outdoor gardens!
A Passion 4 Photography
Contributing Writer and Photographer for:
CV Weekly (Coachella Valley)
The Tolucan Times (San Fernando Valley)
Conservation Ambassador for The Living Desert