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Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Phone Number: 815-229-9390
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well...

This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well as the other buildings, sculptures and strolling paths.

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Beautifully Peaceful

The gardens are a wonderful place to relax, take photographs, and learn about the culture. I would definitely go back and spend more time wandering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer K
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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are a wonderful place to relax, take photographs, and learn about the culture. I would definitely go back and spend more time wandering.

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Thank Jennifer K
Streamwood, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to lower your blood pressure this is the place to be. It may not be as large as other gardens but it more beautiful than most.

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Thank 103renev
Rockford Il
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with your family. Beautiful waterfall, trees and plants. Nice place for weddings. Excellant place to take nature pictures!! Fall is so pretty at the gardens with all the color.

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Thank Lori P
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't be mad you visited Anderson Gardens. It is beautiful, scenic, and peaceful. We went in the fall and the colors were amazing against a bright blue sky.

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Thank kmiller1969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat it is to see the gardens. I have also gone to see the summer concerts which are wonderful It is a beautiful place a retreat it's easy to forget the city is outside . Can't wait till spring to go back. I also enjoy the gift shop I love their insence that they have there.

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Thank Stacy Anne W
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anderson Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful places on God's green earth. It is a must see upon visiting the great City of Rockford, Illinois

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Thank jonathan b
rockford, ill
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top Japanese Gardens in the country. Never disappointing here. Gorgeous plants, trees, flowers, waterfall, walkways. Great entertainment options throughout the year as well.

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Thank justus2girls
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I spent a wonderful late morning and afternoon with the one I love in this delightful spot. It was like being whisked off to a foreign land.

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Thank wh99999
Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful escape from the rush of the world. Time slows down here and allows you to unwind a bit. The garden is quite spectacular especially given Rockford is a smaller city situated in the Midwest.

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Thank Bradford B
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is an authentic Japanese Garden. The designer flew over from Japan many times until it was perfect. Touring the garden is an exciting and relaxing experience that you will be happy that you added to your day!

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