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

Fresco at the Gardens – 815-316-2256

Restaurant open daily for breakfast and lunch, 7:00am 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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Happening in the Gardens

Garden Explorers July 30

It was a fun and interactive morning at Garden Explorers yesterday as Steve Shannon, Morning Host at 97.5 ZOK, and local artist Karla Lombardo were on hand to lead a fun program all about […]

Jim Gill is coming to the Gardens on August 6!

Award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill, is performing at Anderson Japanese Gardens as part of his Family Room Tour.  This family event will be on Thursday, August 6th, at 11 am, following our Garden […]

All About Owls at Garden Explorers Tomorrow

Did you know that owls cannot turn their heads all the way around or that hawks have skin on their legs that looks like reptile skin?  Learn this and more with “Hoo” Haven Wildlife […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Mon 03


August 3 @ 9:00 AM
Tue 04

Peak BodyFlow

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tue 04

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens

August 4 @ 5:00 PM
Wed 05

N’Spired Yoga in the Gardens

August 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wed 05

Sumi-e Brushpainting

August 5 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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Your generous gift will advance our mission as a place of beauty, inspiration and renewal for all who visit.