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.

Anderson Japanese Gardens Opens for the 2016 Season Friday, April 29

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

The Garden Is Open

The 2016 Season officially begins today!  The blooms are beautiful and the koi are jumping.  We will be open 9:00 AM -6:00 PM.  Admission is free for Garden members and $8 for adults, $7 […]

Flower Viewing Tea Ceremony & Sweet Making Workshop

Anderson Japanese Gardens will host tea gatherings this weekend, Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th.  Both dates will feature a traditional Japanese Flower Viewing (Hanami Chakai) Tea Ceremony and provide a hands-on lesson focused […]

Two Sustainable Horticulture Events this week

Help us welcome Corey Welles, Plant Healthcare Coordinator at Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara, CA.  Corey will present his lecture, Lotusland’s Sustainable Horticulture, on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM.  Corey will then lead […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Mon 02


May 2 @ 7:00 PM
Tue 03

Tai Chi

May 3 @ 6:15 PM
Thu 05

Insanity Fitness

May 5 @ 4:30 PM
Thu 05

Japanese Language Tutoring

May 5 @ 5:00 PM
Thu 05

Tai Chi

May 5 @ 6:15 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.