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Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens


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318 Spring Creek Rd,

Rockford, IL


(815) 229-9390

Adults $11.00
Seniors (62+) $10.00
Students $9.00

Members & Children 5 and under are FREE

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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There’s something about autumn that wakes up our senses and reminds us to live.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Don’t forget to stop into the Gift Shop during your Garden visit. Dream about the spring blooms all year with our new mask design.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The west waterfall is a guest favorite and it’s easy to see why.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Portraits in the Garden returns for 2020! Guests are invited to use the Garden for senior photos, engagement photos, birth announcements, family portraits and other special occasion photography. Professional and hobby photographers are welcome. Photography sitting fees will be waived but regular Garden admission rates apply. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Portraits in the Garden will take place every Wednesday during the month of October from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Garden access will be permitted until 4:15 daily. Sorry, no homecoming groups, wedding parties, or commercial photography sessions permitted. Tag us in your photos to be featured! #AJGPortraits #andersonjapanesegardens

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. —Rumi

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thank you for following our construction of the Main Gate over the past several weeks.We hope you visit the Main Gate this fall with a deeper understanding of it's structure, and the Garden's journey.Which construction project would you like to see next?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

There’s no denying autumn is here when Euonymus alatus starts turning the fabulous red it’s known for. Burning bush, it’s common name, is always the first plant in the Garden to begin the transformation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Thank you, Reader's Digest, for including Anderson Japanese Gardens!https://www.rd.com/list/best-daytrips/

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The rain magnifies the beauty in the Garden. Sometimes, it feels as if it’s glowing.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Share the Garden with those you see every day by purchasing a mask, or a hoodie, from our Gift Shop. Just in time for fall!

Thursday, September 10, 2020