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.

GARDEN OPEN DAILY

May 1- October 31

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sat & Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DAILY ADMISSION RATES

Adults $9.50
Seniors (62+) $8.50
Students $7.50
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

Membership

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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November 2017

Tai Chi

November 16 @ 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Tai Chi is a combination of slow, graceful exercizes 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 rockfordtaichi@gmail.com

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Lecture Series

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anderson Japanese Gardens in 2017: A Year in Review Tim Gruner (Rockford, IL) | Garden Curator & Head of Horticulture Join Tim has he discusses the "insider's view" of Anderson Japanese Gardens.  He will look back at the many factors that influenced the Garden over the last twelve months. and share the routine and not-so-routine, from winter to fall, weather patterns and their impact on the Garden.

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Bujinkan

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017

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 j.patchin9@gmail.com.

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