Opening for the 2018 Season on Friday, April 27

Surround yourself with nature in an outdoor setting that inspires the mind & energizes the soul.

A visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois provides an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages.


Open for the 2018 Season:

April 27, 2018 – October 31, 2018

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sat & Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Adults $9.00
Seniors (62+) $8.00
Students $7.00
Children 5 Y.O. & Under Free


Serving breakfast & lunch daily

Reservations Available:  815.316.2256

Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sat & Sun: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Anderson Japanese Gardens is recognized as one of the premier Japanese gardens in North America. Your membership provides vital financial support that helps us maintain the Garden to world-class quality standards and to offer first-class cultural programming and special events.

Upcoming Events

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March 2018

Tai Chi

March 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Tai Chi is a combination of slow, graceful exercises that enhance mental focus, relaxation and physical alignment while building leg strength, endurance and stability.  Classes range from easy to moderate depending on your abilities.  Sessions are led by Craig Westlund.  Craig has been studying traditional Asian martial arts for years with experience in Karate, Jujutsu, Kobudo, Shuai, Chiao, Sanshou, Xing yi quan, Bagua zhang, Tai Chi Chuan, and Qigong.  For more information or to register, contact Craig at Click…

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March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bujinkan is a system of martial arts that uses body movement and positioning rather than strength to defeat an opponent.  Sessions are led by Shidoshi Jeff Patchin.  For registration and further information, please email

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Rikyuki-A Memorial Tea Gathering

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Anderson Japanese Gardens Tea Study Group hosts a special tea gathering to honor the life of Sen Rikyu(1522-1591), the founder of the Sen family and one of the most influential and innovative Tea Masters in the history of Chado, the Japanese Way of Tea. Click here to register.

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