Monthly Archives: May 2016

Donation Day Today

Donation Day is the third Thursday of each month. Admission fees are waived thanks to generous suppot from BMO Harris Bank. In lieu of admission, guests are encouraged to make donations to help maintain the Garden to world-class quality standards. Things to Keep in Mind: We experience heavy guest traffic on Donation Days. Plan on arriving early. Food, beverages and smoking are not allowed in the Garden. We encourage guests to take and share photographs, however, tripods and professional portrait […]

The Art of Bonsai Lecture This Thursday

Join us as we welcome bonsai expert, Ivan Watters, for this month’s lecture. Bonsai, the art of dwarfing and shaping trees to give the impression of something found in nature, has been attracting and endearing itself to people for over 4,000 years. Ivan will cover the philosophy, history, techniques and principles of what makes a bonsai. An exhibit of several bonsai in various styles and stages of training will be used to unravel the mystery of their cultivation and allow […]

Mom gets in free this Mother’s Day

Share the Garden’s tranquility with Mom this weekend. Mom’s admission is free this Sunday, May 8 in celebration of Mother’s Day. Whether she loves the spring blooms, our authentic architecture found throughout the Garden or our 50 foot  waterfall, we invite you enjoy our sights and celebrate with us.

Opening Celebration This Saturday, May 7

Join us for our Opening Celebration this Saturday, May 7.  The Opening Celebration is the ceremonial kick-off for the new Garden season. It coincides with Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) in Japan, which is held each year on the fifth day of the fifth month. Children’s Day is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. The Opening Celebration is an opportunity for Anderson Japanese Gardens to share an important aspect of Japanese culture by offering […]