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Garden Explorers – June 25

It was an active and fun morning for our Garden Explorers program. A huge thank you to Paul Logli and children’s performer Duke Otherwise for an interactive and entertaining event!

Interactive Children’s Performer Tomorrow for Garden Explorers

Join us tomorrow, June 25, for Garden Explorers featuring interactive children’s performer, Duke Otherwise. Duke entertains the crowd using his guitar, his unique singing style and tap shoes in an an original show that produces laughter, participation and fun for all! The fun begins at 9 am tomorrow morning with a storytime featuring Paul Logli, CEO of United Way of Rock River Valley followed by the performance. For more information about Garden Explorers, please click here.

Jakubi for tonight’s Tuesday Evening Performance

Join us for the irresistible combination of hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms of Jakubi. The band joins us all the way from Melbourne, Australia as part of their North American tour. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 5:45 pm. Join us!

Dads Free on Father’s Day

Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Dad’s admission is free on Sunday, June 21. Bring him to the uplifting outdoor setting that inspires the mind and energizes the soul on Sunday. A visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens provides a unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Garden Explorers featuring Discovery Center – June 18

Thanks to the Discovery Center for leading a fun and interactive program for families for the Garden Explorers program. Today’s program, themed Drip, Drip Drop, featured fun stories, games, and activities all about water. Garden Explorers happens every Thursday morning at 9 AM through Thursday, August 13.

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens – 6/16

Join us for this evening’s #TuesdayEvening performance featuring local opening act, Micky Rosenquist, followed by the country-aware, rough and ragged rock’n’roll style of the Bottle Rockets. The doors open at 5:00 pm and performances start at 5:45.

June Lecture to feature local horticulturalist Jon Carlson

Join us for June’s lecture featuring two garden walks led by Jon Carlson, owner of J. Carlson Growers in Rockford. The walks will lead participants through the Garden as Carlson shares some of his favorite plants and discusses what make them thrive. Each group is limited to 20 participants. The 5:30 pm Garden Walk is currently sold out. To register for the 6:45 Garden Walk, please click here.

RSO Symphony Saturdays

Anderson Japanese Gardens has partnered with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra for Symphony Saturdays, a program perfect for students ages 5-10, introduces students to the various ensembles of the orchestra in a fun and interactive way. Join us this Saturday, June 13 for the first program in the series as we discuss Bodacious Brass.

Antony & the Tramps featured at tonight’s Tuesday Evening

Join us tonight for a #TuesdayEvening performance featuring Antony & the Tramps, the eclectic showmen and explosive performers of Americana and indie rock. Doors open at 5 pm and Opening Act, Daniel Wade, kicks off the evening at 5:45 pm.

Garden Explorers begins next Thursday, June 11

Join us next Thursday, June 11 for Garden Explorers, a FREE new interactive program. Garden Explorers takes place in the Pavilion every Thursday morning from June 11 through August 13 from 9-10 AM perfect for kids ages 4-6, although children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Each week features a storytime at 9 AM read by a local prominent community member followed by an interactive presentation by a local non-profit organization. Garden Explorers is  made possible by generous donations […]