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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Very beautiful Japanese Garden

One of the finest Japanese gardens in America - comparable to the famous one in Portland, Oregon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henry F
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River Forest, Illoinois
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So peaceful! We loved it. Quiet and calm. Great fresh food items in their restaurant. We want to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hifisoup
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Loves Park, 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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"tea house"
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"koi fish"
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"authentic japanese garden"
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"beautiful place"
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"gift shop"
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"tuesday evenings"
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"guest house"
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"united states"
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"enjoy nature"
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"visitor center"
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"water features"
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"bring your camera"
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"relaxing walk"
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"from chicago"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest Japanese gardens in America - comparable to the famous one in Portland, Oregon - and more complete and varied than most outside of Japan. This is absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Henry F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So peaceful! We loved it. Quiet and calm. Great fresh food items in their restaurant. We want to return soon.

Thank hifisoup
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are a beautiful place to walk around or even hold a wedding ceremony at. I highly recommend visiting at least once!

Thank Dani F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pictures can't justify this place, you need to see it in person. Would also highly recommending having breakfast or lunch (both are outstanding) at the restaurant, Fresco at the Gardens.

Thank BRUCE S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Surround yourself by beauty and tranquility. This little garden is filled with surprises and beauty. My husband and I accidentally found it on our way to Chicago, and couldn't be happier.

Thank Fati H
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The gardens are not only beautiful but very tranquil. You can easily get lost in your own thoughts here. Plan on spending enough time for a leisurely stroll.

Thank bclarke292
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Visit this beautiful jewel. A visit for tea and a tour. Enjoy the serenity, calm and beauty. Admission charge.

Thank Gram2Twinz
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Really nice place, convenient location, well maintained garden, perfect if you are looking for serenity and peace. During summer there are free concerts on Tuesdays Picturesque waterfall, great koi pounds and pathways. Nice restaurant , great healthy food !

Thank mironek
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Running waters, fountains and serenity epitomize these beautiful gardens. Expertly manicured and very pleasing to the eye and relaxing the moment you step in Highly recommend

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I never miss a visit to this beautiful and scenic garden in autumn for the fall color! Authentic Japanese Buildings, waterfalls, ponds, statuary, plants and animal life; all make this a lovely experience. If you have children, be sure to purchase some koi food, they...More

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RichardF498
3 January 2018|
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Response from AJGRkfd | Property representative |
Hello Richard, our standard opening day is May 1st. However, keep an eye on our website as spring arrives. Weather permitting, we may open late April.
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Jake Valerie B
1 January 2018|
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Response from sjones3 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open that is within Anderson Gardens. You would have to check the hours that it is open. The restaurant is called Fresco. Food there is very good and it is mainly glass windows in the restaurant where... More
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Jake Valerie B
1 January 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is closed for the season
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