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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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One of the best Japanese gardens we've seen.

Haven't been since the "restaurant change but the garden is really great. Spring, summer and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Rockford, Illinois
Rockford's gem

A must see. Beautiful and peaceful. Authentic and tastefully done from the plantings to the pond to... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Rockford, Illinois
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Haven't been since the "restaurant change but the garden is really great. Spring, summer and fall.you can't go wrong.

Thank Rockfordjohn
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A must see. Beautiful and peaceful. Authentic and tastefully done from the plantings to the pond to the waterfall. Impossible to have a bad experience.

Thank dblack107
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Excellent botanical garden with water falls and other oriental themed attractions. Definitely a Rockford must see!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The gardens are spectacular. Every season is a treat to the senses. The gardens are simply magnificent; a wonderful place to wander or to simply sit and enjoy the beauty reading a good book. Every week the garden also opens for "music in the garden"....More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

These gardens are truly incredible! Tranquil and beautiful! My 3 year old loves to feed the fish and watch them swim! The guides are full of great info that make the trip even more meaningful! Great place to visit with family and friends! I love...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

One of the best of the best. Great annual membership opportunity whether you're single, married with or without kids, young or old. Summer evening concerts, brunch, beautiful winding garden paths, yoga, children's camps, tea ceremonies, and more. Love this place.

Thank jackie s
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Beautiful, genuine 'four-season-city Rockford , IL. You'll think you are in Japan.......really!

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Anderson gardens are the most beautiful, authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Take a few hours to browse the gardens, waterfall and lovely paths. If possible take in a tea ceremony in the Tea House.

2  Thank elaine d
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a tremendous garden with easy access from Route 90. There is a new restaurant on the grounds that offers excellent variety and food. We visit often.

1  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 3 February 2016 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.

1  Thank Jennifer K
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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
26 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!