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Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens


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318 Spring Creek Rd,

Rockford, IL


(815) 229-9390

Adults $11.00
Seniors (62+) $10.00
Students $9.00

Members & Children 5 and under are FREE

Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named the highest quality Japanese garden in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired by calm and tranquility, this 12 acre award winning landscape is comprised of exquisite design, winding paths, gentle streams, plunging waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Master craftsmanship and 16th century traditional architecture are found throughout. Anderson Japanese Gardens also provides a breathtaking setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Whether your ceremony is an intimate gathering or a large celebration, the Gardens provide several extraordinary ceremony settings that are fitting for your occasion. Anderson Japanese Gardens offers a variety of culturally enriching events and educational opportunities.

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A coyote enjoys the Garden of Reflection during the quiet of winter.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wellness is on top of everyone's mind right now. Enjoy this article with traditional Japanese wellness rituals. "Even the simplest of your daily activities can become a form of meditation that invites happiness and health into your life."https://magnifissance.com/.../four-japanese-traditions.../

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Love is in the air this time of year! Anderson Japanese Gardens provides a stunning and stress-free ceremony for your perfect day. If you are recently engaged or thinking of popping the question soon, book a tour to explore our unique options.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Randy Zimmerman, a volunteer at Anderson Japanese Gardens, hosts meditation classes and tranquility walks throughout our open season. Today, he leads us through a short meditation in the Garden. Enjoy this moment of serenity. Breathe and listen.#meditationmondayhttps://www.facebook.com/AndersonJapaneseGardens/videos/415723839770371/

Monday, January 18, 2021

Did you know there are over 100 different descriptions of snow in Japan?Our current snow has been Zarame-yuki(粗目雪) defined as course mesh snow. This is the kind of snow that partially melts and refreezes at night. After going back and forth a few times, it becomes a lovely crystal ball that resembles sugarcane.I know I’ll be looking at snow differently now, how about you?

Friday, January 15, 2021

A river is water in its loveliest forms; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart. — Roderick Haig-Brownhttps://www.facebook.com/AndersonJapaneseGardens/videos/804961346752180/

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Our Online Gift Shop is feeling the love! Share gifts from the Garden with your loved ones year-round. Visit us virtually: https://bit.ly/2XBryQG

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Massive icicles overlook the Garden of Reflection. We are hoping for the return of warmer days & Tuesday Evening in the Gardens.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Did you know there are over 10,000 lights on each of the two angels flanking Anderson Japanese Gardens? Local architect, Ed Ware, designed the angels in the late 1990’s. The Garden Founder’s original intent was to honor Christ’s birth and to provide inspiration for those traveling along Spring Creek Road. Twenty years later the angels still illuminate the Spring Creek corridor and exude the spirit of the holiday season. Each year in mid-November the angels emerge from their storage facility in southeast Rockford in four sections. They arrive at the Garden early in the morning on a flatbed semi-trailer and are installed using a crane. After installation and all the electrical connections are tested, they sit patiently for several days if they weren’t there at all. Then, on the day after Thanksgiving, the lights come on at dusk for all to enjoy. We hope the angels instill an uplifting and peaceful aura for our community throughout the holiday season.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Why does nature look so magical?Rime ice forms in dense freezing fog, like we experienced the last couple of nights. Supercooled water in the fog (water that is still liquid) freezes on contact with surfaces and turns to ice. Rime ice can often look like fragile, spiky ice needles close up. Share your pictures of the rime ice morning in the comments!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021