The Gardens sustained heavy damage from June eighteenth’s extreme rain event. Most of the cleanup and repairs have been completed, but some paths remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.
GARDEN OPEN DAILY
April 27, 2018 – October 31, 2018
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
DAILY ADMISSION RATES
Seniors (62+) $8.00
Children 5 Y.O. & Under Free
FRESCO at THE GARDEN
Serving breakfast & lunch daily
FRESCO IS OPEN DAILY, YEAR-ROUND
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.
Japanese Summer Camp is a four-day class that focuses on the culture, traditions and art that is unique to Japan. Children ages 7 and up will explore the Garden and receive an exclusive tour of Anderson Japanese Gardens’ 16th century-style Guest House. They will also learn about Japanese tea ceremony, pop culture such as anime and manga, traditional Japanese Bon Dance, dressing in kimono, origami and create their own bento box lunch.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Etegami is a Japanese folk art consisting of brush painted picture greetings which include calligraphy and a variety of subjects from nature. Subjects from nature such as fish, birds, bamboo, flowers and landscape will be demonstrated by National Watercolor Society Signature Instructor, Stella Dobbins. Access to the Gardens prior to the class is included in the class fee. One-half hour lunch is on your own. A Supply Kit ($25) is available by advance reservation with the Instructor.Find out more »