The Gardens’ Timeline

Late 1970’s

  • 1979: East Waterfall constructed in the Pond Strolling Garden


  • 1980: Viewing House and Zig-Zag Bridge constructed in the Pond Strolling Garden
  • 1983: Garden tours were available by appointment only. Visitors parked in front of the Anderson home and tours were led by Mrs. Anderson
  • 1984-85: Guest House constructed
  • 1988: Tours were available on a reservation basis at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
  • 1988-90: West Waterfall constructed


  • 1991: Tea House constructed
  • 1991: Garden opened to walk-in visitors for the first time, but only on the first Monday of the month
  • 1994: Public Garden hours were extended to the firsts two Mondays of the month
  • 1997: Garden open to the public on a daily basis


  • 2005-06: Visitor Center and Main Gate constructed
  • 2008: Demolition of the Anderson home. The property was eventually donated to Anderson Japanese Gardens.
  • 2010: Pavilion constructed