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.

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

Fresco at the Garden Restaurant Hours

The Restaurant is open daily, year-round

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 $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

Donation Day Today

Donation Day is the third Thursday of each month. Admission fees are waived thanks to generous suppot from BMO Harris Bank. In lieu of admission, guests are encouraged to make donations to help maintain […]

The Art of Bonsai Lecture This Thursday

Join us as we welcome bonsai expert, Ivan Watters, for this month’s lecture.  Bonsai, the art of dwarfing and shaping trees to give the impression of something found in nature, has been attracting and […]

Mom gets in free this Mother’s Day

Share the Garden’s tranquility with Mom this weekend.  Mom’s admission is free this Sunday, May 8 in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Whether she loves the spring blooms, our authentic architecture found throughout the Garden […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tue 24

Tai Chi

May 24 @ 6:15 PM
Wed 25

N’Spired Yoga in the Gardens

May 25 @ 9:00 AM
Wed 25

Songwriting with Miles Nielsen

May 25 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thu 26

In the Garden: Garden Walk

May 26 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu 26

Japanese Language Tutoring

May 26 @ 5:00 PM


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.