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.


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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June 2018

Lecture Series 2018

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Young Rembrandts

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until July 20, 2018


Explore the culture and beauty of Asia and around the world in a six week drawing workshop. Young Rembrandts provides a fun and creative environment where children learn and improve drawing skills and art techniques, while expressing creativity in a positive environment. Registration is for the full six week session. This class is recommended for students ages 7-14. All materials are provided.

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Japanese Mini Camp

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm


Students will take an imaginary trip to Japan, where they will learn about Japanese culture and customs.  Activities include origami, designing a Kare San Sui (rock garden) and learning Bon Dance (traditional Japanese dance).  Japanese snacks will be provided.  This class is for students ages 7 and up.  

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