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, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 option per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Season ends 10/31/13. 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)

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.

Customer Reviews

The gardens were beautiful, tranquil, and well kept. Every staff memeber we encountered were so friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely visit in the spring and bring our out-of-town guests.
Nicole S. · November 4, 2013
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.
Ayesha M. · October 27, 2013
I went Anderson Japanese Gardens on a weekend date with my girlfriend and it was fantastic. Large and beautiful, there was enough space so that even with as many people as there were that day we never felt crowded. There was even a wedding going on and still it often felt like we had the place to ourselves! Very well designed, executed and manicured ground. I'll definitely be going back someday.
Matthew F. · October 3, 2013
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    Northeast

    318 Spring Creek Road

    Rockford, IL 61107

    +18152299390

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