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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Seems a little steep for what it is

We came here after having breakfast/brunch at Fresco which is a third party vendor on the site. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
Pretty, Peaceful and Enlightening

My husband and I went on a Private Tour of the Japanese Gardens and Laurent House (Frank Lloyd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Munster, Indiana
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here after having breakfast/brunch at Fresco which is a third party vendor on the site. I did actually enjoy Fresco but that's another review. The gardens are very pretty although having been to other places throughout the US and World, these gardens are...More

Thank NewYorkWisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on a Private Tour of the Japanese Gardens and Laurent House (Frank Lloyd Wright). The tour lasted 3 hours...you had to drive from the gardens to the home (close). Our docents were Jan and Dave and they did an excellent...More

Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent many Tuesday nights here this summer. They haven't food and drinks to purchase out on the lawn. It is an awesome venue that we have here in Rockford!

Thank stml44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Japanese gardens on a work-related event. We watched live music and rented brown chairs which they will walk to the location and set them up for you. When you're done they stop by and pick them up as...More

Thank pinter2329
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem that every resident and tourist must visit. It's breathtaking and beautiful. We were amazed and mesmerized by this gorgeous place!

Thank royalsjim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a relaxing area to visit. Water everywhere - babbling brooks, waterfalls, calm ponds. Seating all along the many meandering paths. Concerts in summer. Nice place to grab lunch and sit on the patio overlooking beautiful scenery. A definite MUST if you're near Rockford!

Thank FlyinGrandma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very relaxing and peaceful place to go. Really enjoyed feeding the koi, and sitting by the pond. Beautiful and tranquil. They have a nice restaurant there and a neat gift shop.

Thank jzwilder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of meetings, I stopped in here and am I glad I did. What a great way to unwind. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is so friendly. Don't miss this!

Thank Luv2KeepTraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anderson Japanese Gardens is one of the finest Japanese Gardens in the US. Simply beautiful throughout the entire season with different flowers and perennials in bloom at all times. In the fall the Japanese maples turn showing brilliant oranges and yellows. There are a number...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Anderson Japanese Gardens are artfully designed and well cared-for. The winding paths, lovely plantings, and ponds and creek encourage contemplation. Authentic Japanese architecture and materials were used to construct several structures throughout the garden. We spent about three hours wandering through the gardens and...More

Thank Martha B
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lekha s
24 May 2017|
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Response from Sherri J | Reviewed this property |
The have a nice parking lot right next to the gardens and it is free.
Marjorie C
26 April 2017|
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Response from joeandsharon | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of this, perhaps you should call ahead and find out
30 March 2017|
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Response from AJGRkfd | Property representative |
Hi- Our 2017 season begins May 1. Our admission prices for adults are $9.50, seniors are $8.50 and students are $7.50. Thanks!