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“A Must See & Experience!”

Anderson Japanese Gardens
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 communities where they live. We are committed to presenting first-class programs, events, and opportunities that bring people together in this uplifting natural setting.
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I never miss a visit to this beautiful and scenic garden in autumn for the fall color! Authentic Japanese Buildings, waterfalls, ponds, statuary, plants and animal life; all make this a lovely experience. If you have children, be sure to purchase some koi food, they are absolutely fantastic!

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"tea house"
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"koi fish"
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"beautiful place"
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"gift shop"
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"tuesday night"
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"united states"
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"guest house"
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"beautiful japanese"
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"water features"
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"take your time"
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"enjoy nature"
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"relaxing walk"
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"from chicago"
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This place has beautiful gardens and a lovely restaurant. We always take friends here from out of state. This is a must see place!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

An ideal location for relaxing brunch and then a walk in the gardens. The restaurant is set above the garden with a very scenic and picturesque view.

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AJGRkfd, General Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Even though the gardens are closed during the winter months, the restaurant remains open all year and provides marvelous views no matter what the season.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Anderson Japanese Garden is a delightful walk through nature. Educational, Tranquil immersion in culture. Great for brunch and summer events.

Thank DeAnna B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The garden is a must see and we are planning to purchase a membership to take advantage of the discount for the Tuesday Night music concerts. We went six times last summer and enjoyed all of them.

Thank Glenna A
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