mission
In our hectic and stressful world, Anderson Japanese Gardens opens minds to a different culture while offering guests a place of peace and tranquility where they will find healing, renewal, inspiration, and a re-energized soul.
corevalues
We are an authentic Japanese Garden maintained by the highest of standards that touches the soul of our guests. With grace, elegance, and gentle awareness we exemplify the Japanese cultural heritage of respectful humility in service to people of all cultures.

SecretarySpring Creek PartnersChief Executive Officer

boardof directors
Anderson Japanese Gardens appreciates the time, advice and support of our esteemed Board of Directors.
James Thiede Chairman Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Managing Director-Investments
John Anderson Founder
Duane Bach Treasurer Spring Creek Partners Chief Financial Officer
Richard Behr Joseph Behr & Sons Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Furst Furst Search Chief Executive Officer
Tom Kalousek Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Executive Director
Judge Frederick Kapala United States District Court Federal Judge
Dan Loescher Loescher & Associates, LLC. President

gardenstaff

Kathy Boyd Email Tour, Volunteer & Human Resource Manager 815-316-3285
Tim Gruner Garden Curator
Grace Klump Email Accounting and Office Manager 815-316-3286
Katie Weston Email Events and Program Manager 815-316-3306
Sara Johnon Email Wedding and Program Manager 815-316-3307