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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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OPEN SEASONALLY MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31: Anderson Japanese Gardens is proud of its longstanding reputation as one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America. Our passion, however, is how the Garden positively impacts individuals and the...more
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely spot to enjoy some peaceful moments. They have done a nice job patterning after a traditional Japanese garden. I have been to Japan and this is a nice reflection.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jackie555444
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter has been recommending the garden for a long time. We finally made the trek over. It's like a completely different world when you visit there. Very tranquil. Highly recommend having a few hours to visit and good walking shoes. Breakfast at the Fresco...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this garden despite of high entrance fee. Highly recommend. Well maintained garden with lots of Japanese characters.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank se0nak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is so beautiful that you feel you want to be quiet so as not to disturb anything! Ha! The staff here was pleasant and we felt we were in a safe area. The gardens cost $10 ($9 age 62 and up) in 2019....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 2doglady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exotic foliage was so vibrant with water everywhere. Even the COI fish were friendly. The tea house and other architecture was also interesting. Depending on your pace, it will take you about an hour and a half so see all the cool stuff. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WillHildebrandt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll through the beautiful gardens. It was a calming, exquisite day that was thoroughly enjoyable. We appreciated the masterful attention to detail in the landscaping and the placement of seating to enjoy nature's beauty.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kellie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are very beautiful love the music in the gardens on tues love it they feature some local artists as well as well known ones

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SherryF463
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 7 stopped here for lunch and to view the gardens. Lunch was lovely on the outdoor patio and the gardens were spectacular. The teens and our six year old had fun feeding the fish and ducks with the food you can buy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lindah583
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their gardens are beautiful and well-maintained! Many areas to explore and take photos. Lots of places to just sit down and relax. Their gift shop has unique gift ideas as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove out of our way on a cross-country trip to see this highly-regarded garden. It is lovely, with water features everywhere. I am being a little bit critical with my concerns, listed here. It doesn't mean someone shouldn't go. 1) The plants are overgrown...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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April 18, 2019|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
The gardens do not open till May.
Barb P
February 21, 2019|
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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you make special arrangements with Garden personnel in advance.
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Art J | Reviewed this property |
2 hours and NO you cannot bring food inside.