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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Serene and peaceful

An ideal location for relaxing brunch and then a walk in the gardens. The restaurant is set above... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
san diego
Strikingly Beautiful and Amazing Culture Experience

Anderson Japanese Garden is a delightful walk through nature. Educational, Tranquil immersion in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DeAnna B
Rockford, 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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea house” (23 reviews)
“koi fish” (27 reviews)
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An ideal location for relaxing brunch and then a walk in the gardens. The restaurant is set above the garden with a very scenic and picturesque view.

Thank SanDiegoMal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anderson Japanese Garden is a delightful walk through nature. Educational, Tranquil immersion in culture. Great for brunch and summer events.

Thank DeAnna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is a must see and we are planning to purchase a membership to take advantage of the discount for the Tuesday Night music concerts. We went six times last summer and enjoyed all of them.

Thank Glenna A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful bridges, ponds, gardens, etc. Only advice would be better markings on walking paths on which routes to take.

Thank sasebowler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a while since we went, but it was gorgeous there and very peaceful. If you are coming to Rockford, you have to check out the Gardens.

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly first rate garden. Lots of flowers dish and trees all with accurate descriptions and nice examples of Japanese architecture.

Thank IYehling
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a gift for Christmas, my wife and I have enjoved this very lovely garden on several occasions. For a Sunday Brunch it is a delightful experience, no matter what the weather is....the food , sadly, is beside the point

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If walking through wooded areas, fresh air and being one with nature is your thing then visit here! Absolutely gorgeous grounds that are very well kept! The Koi Pond was neat, to see all the different sized fish and how aggressive they are for food!...More

Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the 2h 30 min drive from Chicago? Absolutely The grounds are manicured and maintained beautifully. With that being said, they have rules and are strictly enforced (in a nice way). Photos are welcomed and encouraged. They have a restaurant on site and free parking....More

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here while visiting Rockford for a wedding. It was like stepping into another town. The serenity and peace of the Gardens were amazing. We also fed the KOI fish. I definitely recommend this as a MUST when visiting Rockford.

Thank LBSnell
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Wendy Elaine G
23 October 2017|
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
there is a fee. they have a lovely website, check it out. hours may be reduced by this time of year, but it could still be pretty
Jessie P
21 October 2017|
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Response from FlyinGrandma | Reviewed this property |
This place is extremely clean and serene for a reason. No outside food or drink is allowed per their website. Also no smoking or pets, outside of service dogs. There is a very nice restaurant with a patio that overlooks... More
martin A
4 October 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know and as the other individual advised, call them. Personally I believe because it is a Japanese Garden which is supposed to inspire tranquility and peace a drone would not be welcome during regular visitor hours.