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.

Due to the Japanese Summer Festival this weekend, Fresco will not be offering Breakfast or Lunch Service on Saturday & Sunday.  Regular restaurant hours will resume Monday, August 1.  Fresco is accepting Lunch Reservations & Private Event Bookings.  815.316.2256.

Regular Garden Hours

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

Garden Explorers Begins This Week

Join us for the first Garden Explorers of the season this Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 AM.  Garden Explorers is age appropriate for 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome.  Children must be […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Sun 31

Japanese Summer Festival

July 31 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 01


August 1 @ 9:00 AM
Aug 01

Pure Light Yoga

August 1 @ 6:00 PM
Aug 01


August 1 @ 7:00 PM
Aug 02

Peak BodyFlow

August 2 @ 9:00 AM


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.