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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Beautiful gardens. Great lunch onsite.

Being a fan of Japanese gardens I would rate this a 7. It really sticks to the Japanese garden... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret L
Quiet reflection

Even though the gardens were busy there were still places where you could relax and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris R
Janesville, Wisconsin
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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 communities where they live. We are committed to presenting first-class programs, events, and opportunities that bring people together in this uplifting natural setting.
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  • Average3%
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being a fan of Japanese gardens I would rate this a 7. It really sticks to the Japanese garden aesthetic, which is to hide, then surprise. So around each corner there is a new sight. I only give it a 7 because of that however,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though the gardens were busy there were still places where you could relax and enjoy the serenity. The ponds and streams are laid out so that areas are divided. It makes the property seem larger than you expect Explore the buildings on the property...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice place. Very clean. Staff was very helpful, there to answer your questions. I found the gardens very relaxing , and very spiritual . Every step you take,provides you with another picture of nature. Would I return? Yes...

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Anderson Japanese Garden this morning. What a beautiful little piece of paradise! It was so peaceful and beauty every where you turned. Nice path winding through foliage, along streams and even a couple of waterfalls. Very peaceful with lots of beautiful little niches...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked the perfect warm, sunny day to walk the gardens. The turtles were sunning themselves along with a couple of ducks. The walk consisted of trees, shrubs waterfalls and unique buildings of Japanese design. We sat in a couple of chairs and watched the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens and I absolutely loved the walk through them! I could've spent hours there! My teenage daughter was not as thrilled as I was. She did enjoy feeding the koi. She especially enjoyed feeding the turtles in the koi pond :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Rockford! The entrance to the gardens is on a busy street but once you walk through the gates you are transported to another world. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful! A pretty winding path through the gardens -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a nice place to go to relax and stress relieve after a work day or on the weekend. You can explore at your leasure.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there after church on Sunday, right at noon. Waited 15 min for a table, not a problem at all. Both ordered apple chicken salad, it was delish! Had the best table, but every table has a pretty view. If you have not tried Fresca's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a business meeting and although it is close to home I have never visited before. Absolutly gorgous!!!

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Questions & Answers
lekha s
24 May 2017
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Response from Sherri J | Reviewed this property
The have a nice parking lot right next to the gardens and it is free.
Marjorie C
25 April 2017
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Response from joeandsharon | Reviewed this property
I'm not aware of this, perhaps you should call ahead and find out
29 March 2017
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Response from AJGRkfd | Property representative
Hi- Our 2017 season begins May 1. Our admission prices for adults are $9.50, seniors are $8.50 and students are $7.50. Thanks!