Surround yourself with nature in an outdoor setting that inspires the mind & energizes the soul.

Fresco at the Gardens – 815-316-2256

Restaurant open daily for breakfast and lunch

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm | Saturday – Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm

Breakfast Menu/Lunch Menu

A visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL provides an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages.

Regular Garden Hours

The Gardens are Closed for the Winter and will reopen on May 1, 2016

Open May 1 through Oct 31:

Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Daily Admission Rates

Adults $8.00
Seniors (62+) $7.00
Students: $6.00
Children 5 Y.O. & Under Free

AJG Membership

Anderson Japanese Gardens memberships are a vital source of support for our programming and facilities. Learn more about the benefits of membership and join today!

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AJG Shop Online

The Anderson Japanese Gardens online gift shop features our most popular logo wear and other merchandise.  You can order online and have it shipped directly to your home, or as a gift to a special out-of-town someone.

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Happening in the Gardens

Tea Ceremony and Kimono Demonstration This Weekend

This weekend ushers in the first of many cultural events of 2016 and will feature a formal tea ceremony and a kimono dressing demonstration.   On Saturday, January 30 we will host Kimiko Gunji for a […]

Zig Zag Bridge and Retention Wall Rebuild

The off season is a busy time for some of the Garden’s more intense and essential rebuilds and repairs of the Garden’s structures.  Below is  a timeline of this season’s most recent project: the […]

Essence of Autumn Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all participants who entered our Essence of Autumn Photo Contest  and congratulations to our contest winners.  The contest generated over 1,200 photos from over 180 photographers.  The photos were stunning and […]

Upcoming Events

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