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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
Description:

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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Wedding and walk

Gorgeous spot for a wedding! Hot day but the pavillion shaded us. Guests walked around later. Lovely gem of a place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Glenda T
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Winnebago, Illinois, United States
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Winnebago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Gorgeous spot for a wedding! Hot day but the pavillion shaded us. Guests walked around later. Lovely gem of a place.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lunch is never disappointing with a gorgeous view, staff friendly. The gardens are one of a kind, great photo opportunity.

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Roscoe, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This venue offers really great food in a Japanese garden setting. The views out of the expansive windows are fabulous, but doesn't compare to the quality and variety of food. All menu items are grown locally and are prepared with amazing care by a very talented, imaginative chef. The menu is ever changing and clever. I very nice place for... More 

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Thank dibanad
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good for breakfast and lunch. Food and service is great along with the view and option to eat inside or outside. You can as also walk through the beautiful garden for an additional fee.

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Thank Deborah S
Rockford
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These are beautiful grounds, meticulously maintained and groomed. Find out what is blooming when, and bring your camera. Great backdrop for important photo ops, engagement photos, any special event. Weddings there must be breath taking. Small waterfall. Walking paths with bridges over the pond. Koi fish. Just phenomenal.

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Thank Lynn S
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best Japanese Garden in the US!! Now with a great restraunt. Alittle peace and beauty in the city.

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Thank kidfreetravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful views, great place for elegant, unique family pictures. Restaurant provided quality service and food.

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Thank bubbalip
Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit to the Anderson Japanese Gardens was really worth it, it is larger than before, but still perfectly kept and amazingly beautiful. The paths are well kept and easy to walk on, the waterfall is very refreshing, and the bamboo fountain fascinates kids, young and old. On top of this one young woman at the entrance could speak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens right in the middle of a neighborhood. Well planned and maintained. A glimpse into Japenese living and structures. Plenty of benches tucked in to relax and meditate. Fish and ducks to feed for the kids. We did expect more exotic plants but nice variety of native plants. Water features were my favorite. Chipmunks everywhere. I could have stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love;y, tranquil gardens make for an delightful and easy walk. Tranquil areas , a tea house, and water basins fill the acreage. Everything is meticulously maintained. Thee is a lovely visitors center with a small gift shop and a wonderful restaurant with green and organic foods. A great place for lunch after your walk through the Garden.

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