For years, European merchants searched for a direct route to Asia, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Succeed where they failed with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $16 for four admissions to Anderson Japanese Gardens (up to a $32 value)
- $24 for six admissions to Anderson Japanese Gardens (up to a $48 value)
- $32 for eight admissions to Anderson Japanese Gardens (up to a $64 value)
Though this merchant sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Anderson Japanese Gardens
After traveling to Japan in 1966 and to the Portland Japanese Garden soon thereafter, John Anderson found himself inspired by the country's lush landscape and tranquil gardens. In 1978, after returning to his home in Rockford, he partnered with expert designer Hoichi Kurisu to begin constructing Anderson Japanese Gardens—12 acres of paths, plants, and streams, as soothing as those John visited in Japan.
The gardens still encourage a sense of calm and thoughtful reflection, as guided and self-guided tours stroll past undulating waterfalls, trickling across colorful flowers, beneath arched bridges, and over lily pads. Fruit blossoms on trees and bushes, sculptures stand very still, and koi fish flit about in a pond. On Thursdays, participants read from scripture, listen to music, and meditate during worship services, and a series of classes held onsite, such as origami and tai chi, impart Japanese traditions.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Very pleasant experience . I would recommend it Great place to take photos and enjoy the serene And quiet gardens, Nice”
“Beautiful! Very picturesque setting, check it out on Tuesday nights, they offer live music, great food and wine!”
“We were so impressed and happy that we came in Fall because the colors were amazingly beautiful. The kids loved it too and we would definitely return.”
318 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford, Illinois 61107