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

AJG Makes “Most Beautiful” List

A new list published on ranks Anderson Japanese Gardens as the #1 “Most Beautiful Place in Illinois That You Never Knew Existed”.  This is both an honor and not at all surprising; almost […]

Change to Thursday’s Lecture

Due to a sudden family illness, Professor Kimiko Gunji will be unable to give her lecture on Tea Aesthetics this week.  Our August 20 lecture will be conducted by the Gardens’ very own Mr. […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 02

N’Spired Yoga in the Gardens

September 2 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wed 09

N’Spired Yoga in the Gardens

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wed 09

Sumi-e Brushpainting – Eagle with Pine Tree

September 9 @ 5:30 PM
Thu 10


September 10 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu 10

Japanese Language Tutoring

September 10 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 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.