Travel back in time to the 13th-century style Anderson Japanese Gardens, complete winding paths that link pagodas to waterfalls and bridges. You will see numerous flowers and trees including Japanese maples, cloud pines, azaleas, magnolias, and rhododendrons, and various species of colorful fish, minks, and ducks. You can take a guided tour if you have eight or more guests, or do a self-guided walk of the gardens. While strolling through the gardens, look for statues of angels created by a Swedish sculptor Carl Milles who worked during the 19th and 20th centuries. Get garden ornaments and Japanese candies from the gift shop. Arrange to visit Anderson Japanese Gardens and other attractions in Rockford using our Rockford online trip itinerary planner .
Anderson Japanese Gardens Reviews
There's an absolutely amazing atmosphere. Definitely lets you experience the culture. Love meeting friends and family here also for their amazing restaurant inside. more »
We had family from out of town visiting and our own family hadn't been in for awhile. We had a great time it's never disappointing. Very calming. more »
Absolutely beautiful. A must see anytime spring through fall. Learn what a deer chase is. See lovely waterfalls built intentionly to maximize the sound of moving water. See the guest house built using Japanese construction and philosophy. If you have a mind to putting any sort of pond or water feature in your yard you must go to Anderson Gardens for inspiration.
Meet some friends for lunch and mimosas! Was a very nice setting with good food. The menu isn’t very large but they have something for everyone. While we were eating we saw two turkeys walking around in the snowy gardens! Great time and can’t wait to go back in the summer to see the gardens!
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