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

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

JUST RELEASED: Children’s book inspired by Anderson Japanese Gardens.  Learn more HERE.


*We will reopen on May 1, 2017*

We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!

Fresco at the Garden Restaurant Hours



For reservations, call 815-316-2256

Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Daily Admission Rates

Adults $9.50
Seniors (62+) $8.50
Students: $7.50
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

Volunteer Open House- Sunday, March 19

Docents are a critical component of the Anderson Japanese Gardens experience.  Interact with visitors from around the world in our inspirational outdoors setting.

Join us for an Open House in our Visitor Center Gallery  on Sunday, […]

Docent Open House

Anderson Japanese Gardens is looking to add to its docent team for the 2017 season.  Docents play an integral role in the Garden and assist with further guest knowledge.  Join us for a Docent […]

Fall is Around the Corner

Fall is right around the corner, literally. Jack-o’-lantern mushrooms are sprouting up near our Guest House and they are stunning. They seem to beckon the changing of the seasons and remind us of the […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Sun 26

Kaiseki Zen Sushi Experiences

March 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sun 26

Kaiseki Zen Sushi Experience

March 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Tue 28

Self Care Tuesday

March 28 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Apr 04

Self Care Tuesday

April 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Apr 11

Self Care Tuesday

April 11 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Support Us

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.