Anderson Japanese Gardens is a beautiful, outdoor setting that inspires the mind and energizes the soul.

Our twelve-acre landscape of streams, waterfalls, winding pathways, and koi-filled ponds has been rated one of North America’s highest quality Japanese gardens for more than a decade.


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.

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September 2018

Dancing in the Gardens 2018

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 26, 2018

One event on October 24, 2018 at 7:30pm


Dancing in the Gardens is a fusion dance event held outdoors in the Pavilion on the last Wednesday of the month, May through October, from 7:30-10:30PM. Each session is $5 and includes a dance lesson. Fusion dancing is a blend of different dance styles and music varieties - all levels of dance experience are welcome. This is a non-alcoholic event. Please park in the east overflow parking lot and dress for the outdoors.

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Haiku: Planting the Seeds of a Writer

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 27, 2018 at 10:00am


Join Dr. Karen Blake Ruffner, local literacy expert, on a tour of the Garden. Participants will walk through the Garden, stopping along the way to share and write about how the Garden touches the heart. Anyone who is tentative to commit pen to paper will see how easy it is to become a writer through this sensory experience. This class is intended for participants ages 18 and older.

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October 2018

Amanda Stivers Yoga

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until October 8, 2018


Through Amanda’s encouraging guidance, participants learn a variety of yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing) practices. Participants should bring a yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome.

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