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 7:00am to 3:00pm | 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.

New Extended Garden Hours

Open Daily May 1st thru October 31st

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

Photo Contest Announced

Anderson Japanese Gardens invites you to be a part of the 2015 Essence of Autumn Social Media photography contest. Winners will receive gift cards valued at up to $500!
The contest begins October 1, […]

Captured on Canvas Returns

Anderson Japanese Gardens will showcase the work of local artists for a new event, Captured on Canvas, on Sunday, September 13 from 4:00 -7:30 pm. Throughout the day, selected local artists will use the […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 14

Insanity Cardio

October 14 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thu 15

Japanese Language Tutoring

October 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thu 15

October Lecture

October 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri 16

Mindful Awareness Orientation

October 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sat 17

On Tap in the Garden

October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Donor support keeps Anderson Japanese Gardens growing.
Your generous gift will advance our mission as a place of beauty, inspiration and renewal for all who visit.