June 3, 2016: UCLA reports that the garden has been sold. Read more.
October 1, 2015: Wonderful news! After three and a half years of litigation with Hannah Carter’s children, UCLA and the UC Regents have settled the lawsuit about the preservation of the garden. They agreed to sell the adjacent home and the garden as a package and to require the buyer (and subsequent owners) to maintain it for at least 30 years.
Now it will be up to the community to encourage the new owner to extend the protection of this unique Los Angeles treasure for more than 30 years and to find a way to grant public access.
Keep abreast of the latest news on the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden community Facebook page.