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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Beautiful, serene and make sure to feed the fish!

A wonderful place to get lost in thought, enjoy nature and relax! I'm not a huge outdoor person... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
appleapm
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Rockford, Illinois
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I have been meaning to go the Anderson Japanese Gardens for years and just haven't made it. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
md33060
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Woodstock, 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful place to get lost in thought, enjoy nature and relax! I'm not a huge outdoor person but this place is always an exception. Make sure to feed the fish, very entertaining!

1  Thank appleapm
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been meaning to go the Anderson Japanese Gardens for years and just haven't made it. I thought the trip was worth it. The gardens are lovely and very serene to walk through. I think if I were to go back, I would try...More

1  Thank md33060
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started off for breakfast at the restaurant , then continued into the Gardens ~ where we spent several hours enjoying the lovely well-planned, peaceful, tranquil, gorgeous environment! Loved every moment of our time there .

Thank Mountainloverz
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are so glad to hear you were able to enjoy the restaurant and were able to enjoy the Garden as well. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Anderson Gardens is a wonderful place to spend a quiet afternoon. There are small waterfalls scattered throughout, and the water sounds are very calming. The scenery is different from every view, and of course changes with the seasons. I especially enjoy the flowers, but even...More

Thank Vickie P
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Vickie-Thanks for your visit and your review. Indeed, the Garden changes daily with the seasons, providing new beauty and scenes each season. We hope to see you in the Garden again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

the only rude people there are tourists. Calming, simple beauty. Thank you for this lovely spot in a busy world

Thank tinajune2014
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking a moment to enjoy the Garden with us! We are sorry to hear of your experience with other guests, but are glad the Garden could be a calming place. We hope to see you again soon. The Garden is an ever-changing beauty.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my three grandchildren for the first time, it will not be the last. The Garden offers a very entertaining and educational treasure hunt, we were given a map with clues and off we went. It was so much fun and they learned about...More

Thank Missy W
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review and your visit! We are glad your grandchildren enjoyed the scavenger hunt! We offer a host of programs for your grandchildren to explore, with many of them open to all ages. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Japanese architecture and sculptures (and some Western ones, too) to the very abundance of flora and fauna landscaped Asian-style, this was more than worth the trip. There is also a nice visitor's center with a gift shop and restaurant. The self-paced or guided tour...More

1  Thank Julie C
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. Your description captures the Garden's essence perfectly! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spring was busting out all over The lilacs and esp the irises were magnificent. Saw baby Canada geese and koi fish. very enjoyable. For this moment I am content

Thank Debdegraaff
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your review! Indeed, our foliage offers beautiful displays in the spring! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out to Rockford on a Sunday morning which was a nice drive. They offered an early morning yoga class which we wanted to take and drop-in was $10.00. The instructor was easy to follow and we felt calm but energized and was totally...More

1  Thank scharfetufts
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your visit and your review! Our program schedule is packed with great classes this year and we are glad you enjoyed the yoga! We hope to see you again soon. Lots of Tuesday Evening performances to enjoy yet this season!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am toured the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon not realizing that a similar and wonderful Japanese Garden was a mere three hours from my central Illinois home. What a beautiful place!

Thank CJeannie
AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

CJeannie- Thanks for your visit and your review. We hope you will be able to visit again soon!

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lekha s
What about the parking? Does it cost?
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.
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Marjorie C
Are dogs welcome if they are on a leash
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
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Anteejules
I would like to know how the gardens look during this time of year and what is the cost?
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!
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