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Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
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+1 815-229-9390
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well...

This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well as the other buildings, sculptures and strolling paths.

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Peaceful & Beautiful

We enjoy walking around and taking in the beautiful flowers and settings. Especially, like the music offered during the summer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
bruce k
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy walking around and taking in the beautiful flowers and settings. Especially, like the music offered during the summer.

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Thank bruce k
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The omnipresent gift center is unavoidable, but the gardens themselves are quite beautiful, very peaceful and tranquil. many different plants and flowers harmoniously placed.

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Thank joeandsharon
Rockford, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great floor to ceiling window views of the gardens from the dining area. Food, served family style for this birthday party, was so-so. Service was also a bit clunky, like inexperienced help. Not a great dining option but you do have the view.

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Thank BossRino
Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We feel the spring and fall are the best times to visit with all the colors. Take you time and enjoy gardens, ponds and waterfalls on a sunny day.

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Thank Roger P
Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It has been said that this is the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. I get a season pass every year and spend a lot of time three seasons of the year there. It is my serene place where I go to walk the gardens an read and meditate..

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Thank jerry2945
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Spent day with my man walking the grounds. They have made this into a real Zen Garden. Just beautiful. So many Koi. Enjoy this stroll.

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Thank Onthegrill
Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The colours are absolutely awesome, all year round. Fantastic place to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature at it's best. Strongly recommend

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Thank Mike D
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch under the gazebo for a work related function. Such a hidden gem, gardens are beautiful. Something new around every corner.

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Thank Kristi L
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is such an excellent and beautiful hidden gem. Perfect way to spend a relaxing day with nature and enjoy all the beautiful flowers and waterfalls.

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Thank Mahnan
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit with friends/family/solo. Gardens are peaceful until the Tuesday evening music which is a delight to attend. Many local eats are represented and there is just a good time to be had.

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