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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Beautiful flowers

A wonderful garden especially in spring, well worth taking the whole family and free too. The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
bucky12345
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Beautiful sights!

A beautiful place to take a leisurely walk throughout the grounds. Also have a very nice gift... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Kay B
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Batesville, Mississippi
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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 communities where they live. We are committed to presenting first-class programs, events, and opportunities that bring people together in this uplifting natural setting.
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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A wonderful garden especially in spring, well worth taking the whole family and free too. The walking is easy and there is a nice gift shop. They had a bonsai exhibit going on when we visited.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A beautiful place to take a leisurely walk throughout the grounds. Also have a very nice gift shop. A place to take in with spots to sit and relax too.

Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

So many beautiful plants!.. such a wonderful place to walk through with family, friends or as a couple. The landscaping is just breathtaking!

Thank jesscrusen
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is truly a jewel in the city of Rockford! Waterfall, ponds, tucked away spots to relax or meditate. A must!!

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AJGRkfd, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

One of the finest Japanese gardens in America - comparable to the famous one in Portland, Oregon - and more complete and varied than most outside of Japan. This is absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Henry F
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

So peaceful! We loved it. Quiet and calm. Great fresh food items in their restaurant. We want to return soon.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The gardens are a beautiful place to walk around or even hold a wedding ceremony at. I highly recommend visiting at least once!

Thank Dani F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Pictures can't justify this place, you need to see it in person. Would also highly recommending having breakfast or lunch (both are outstanding) at the restaurant, Fresco at the Gardens.

Thank BRUCE S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Surround yourself by beauty and tranquility. This little garden is filled with surprises and beauty. My husband and I accidentally found it on our way to Chicago, and couldn't be happier.

Thank Fati H
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The gardens are not only beautiful but very tranquil. You can easily get lost in your own thoughts here. Plan on spending enough time for a leisurely stroll.

Thank bclarke292
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RichardF498
3 January 2018|
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Response from AJGRkfd | Property representative |
Hello Richard, our standard opening day is May 1st. However, keep an eye on our website as spring arrives. Weather permitting, we may open late April.
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Jake Valerie B
1 January 2018|
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Response from sjones3 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open that is within Anderson Gardens. You would have to check the hours that it is open. The restaurant is called Fresco. Food there is very good and it is mainly glass windows in the restaurant where... More
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Jake Valerie B
1 January 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is closed for the season
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