Four, Six, or Eight Visits to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford (Up to Half Off)

Rockford

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In a Nutshell

12 acres of Japanese-inspired paths, streams, plants, and waterfalls encourage tranquility and reflection

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2012. Limit 1 option per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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)

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.

Stuff that the kids will enjoy
Outdoor activities, from cycling to sailing