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OPEN SEASONALLY MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31: Anderson Japanese Gardens is proud of its longstanding reputation as one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America. Our passion, however, is how the Garden positively impacts individuals and the...more
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Although Rockford is the 2nd most dangerous city (under 200,000) to live in, this garden is one of the most peaceful places there is. 12 acres of tranquility, trees, small animals and ponds. Paths to sitting areas, small waterfalls and relaxing shelters. A real must...More
I was in a hurry due other obligations and this took away from the experience of this garden. If you are going to this garden, have no obligation just take it in. Be warned, during weekends, it is busy. It was also unseasonably hot that...More
Friends suggested we visit this attraction while in Rockford. Entry fee was nominal ($9), parking ample and motor scooter friendly. With the self guiding map in hand we ventured forth. Paths are well laid out and the foliage is great. Use of the streams and...More
Went with group of friends and family, if you expect Japanese Garden this is what you see . Other than that I prefer walk along the Rock River to see beautiful landscape and flowers for free , overcharged at Anderson Japanese Garden ..!
This is a halfway point for me and my family/friends in IL. I enjoy coming here for a gentle stroll and lunch at Fresco. The gardens are beautiful and you can take about an hour walk around the whole place. I have also been there...More
We spent almost 3 hours there. The staff was extremely friendly and took the time to share and explain all about the garden. Staff members were in each of the different areas to share and explain as well.
I have visited over 80 gardens in Japan, and many of the U.S. gardens. Anderson Gardens and the one in Portland, Oregon frequently trade the number one and number two positions in the U.S. The key to enjoying a Japanese Garden is to slow down...More
We do have a Flat Path route that avoids stairs. There is a section in the Pond Strolling Garden that is only accessible by stairs, however. You can see this section from the Flat Path, but will not be able to go up to it... More
We do have a Flat Path route that avoids stairs. There is a section in the Pond Strolling Garden that is only accessible by stairs, however. You can see this section from the Flat Path, but will not be able to go up to it. The Tea House is also only accessible by stairs, though you can still see it very well from the Flat Path. The Waterfall is accessible and you can get a great view!