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Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named the highest quality Japanese garden in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired by calm and tranquility, this 12 acre award winning landscape is comprised of exquisite design, winding paths, gentle streams, plunging waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Master craftsmanship and 16th century traditional architecture are found throughout. Anderson Japanese Gardens also provides a breathtaking setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Whether your ceremony is an intimate gathering or a large celebration, the Gardens provide several extraordinary ceremony settings that are fitting for your occasion. Anderson Japanese Gardens offers a variety of culturally enriching events and educational opportunities.

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It's Opening Day!Our first guest of the decade, and the 2020 season, is Kailey from McHenry. This is Kailey's first visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens. We look forward to seeing you next time, Kailey!

Friday, May 29, 2020

In the spring pine trees have very prominent terminal buds called candles, due to their elongated shape. We ‘candle’ the pines by pruning the new growth. This is done to control the trees growth and create the desired style. Much like bonsai, we are shaping young pines to appear as if they were ancient trees in nature. We have 150 scotch pines that are produced in this manner, so when you visit, you’ll likely see our gardeners up on a ladder creating.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Anderson Japanese Gardens will reopen on Friday, May 29 under significantly reduced capacities and strict social distancing protocol. Pre-purchased timed admissions will be required. There are a limited number of admissions available for each thirty-minute entry window. Visit our website for reservations: www.andersongardens.org

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Stop and smell the flowers!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wishing you a peaceful and safe Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of all the veterans, thank you for all you have done.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The AJG Horticultural Team has been working for several weeks preparing the Garden for the season. Maintaining the shape and scale of the trees is critical for presenting the highest quality Japanese gardens. Greg Afman, Maintenance Supervisor and Project Manager for Kurisu International, explains the time-intensive process of maintaining AJG’s collection of finely pruned pines.https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2531335273798616

Friday, May 22, 2020

Anderson Japanese Gardens will look a little different when it opens because of the generous support of many donors.Last week, Phase II of the Walkways for Everyone project was completed.Check it out in the video and thank you!https://www.facebook.com/AndersonJapaneseGardens/videos/687047932088632/

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In honor of Memorial Day this weekend, Katie Weston, Anderson Gardens Program and Events Manager, shows us how to create a patriotic themed craft to do at home with your family.https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=345792906384245

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Did you hear? Our Gift Shop is now online! Items are added daily, so check back often.Same day curbside pickup is available, as well as shipping straight to your door.Online Gift Shop: https://anderson-japanese-gardens.square.site/s/shop

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

‘Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.’ —Jessica Harrelson

Tuesday, May 19, 2020