Anderson Japanese Gardens

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 option only 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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  • $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.

Customer Reviews

Best to go in the fall when color change is breathtaking- but anytime is fabulous.
Cindy S. · January 17, 2016
Beautiful garden, I went with my wife and 2 great friends. We all loved it, nice and peaceful.
Pete C. · November 1, 2012
The gardens are amazing especially this time of year with all the texture and color wish I had more time to spend guess another time wil lbe in the future. Go check it out for yourself wether your into nature or not, very rewarding to see nature in such a laid out manner.
Chad A. · October 10, 2012
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    Northeast

    318 Spring Creek Road

    Rockford, IL 61107

    +18152299390

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