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Volunteer Open House- Sunday, March 19

Docents are a critical component of the Anderson Japanese Gardens experience.  Interact with visitors from around the world in our inspirational outdoors setting.

Join us for an Open House in our Visitor Center Gallery  on Sunday, March 19 from 1-4 PM and learn more about available volunteer and staffing opportunities for the upcoming 2017 season.  Staff […]

Docent Open House

Anderson Japanese Gardens is looking to add to its docent team for the 2017 season.  Docents play an integral role in the Garden and assist with further guest knowledge.  Join us for a Docent Open House this Thursday, November 17 from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Current docents and staff will be on hand to answer any […]

Fall is Around the Corner

Fall is right around the corner, literally. Jack-o’-lantern mushrooms are sprouting up near our Guest House and they are stunning. They seem to beckon the changing of the seasons and remind us of the beauty just around the corner.

Last Tuesday Evening of the 2016 Season

Join us tonight for the last Tuesday Evening of the 2016 season.  We welcome Patchouli to the stage at 5:45 PM followed by the Danielle Nicole Band.  The evening is FREE for Garden members and the cost of regular admission for non-members.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1TrIMYR

Acoustic Session with Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players This Morning

The rain can’t ruin the fun this morning!  Help us welcome Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players for an acoustic session under the Pavilion at 10:00 AM.  Justin Roberts is one of the “All-Stars” of the indie family music scene and has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives for nearly […]

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 accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.

Reader: Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools

Performer: Duke Otherwise

Duke Otherwise is […]

Anderson Japanese Gardens Docent Recognized for Efforts with Alzheimer’s Association

We appreciate how much our docents go above and beyond to not only share the tranquil benefits of the Garden with our guests, but help spread its holistic effects outside the paths of our Garden.  For the past two seasons, docent Randy Zimmerman (pictured) has been partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to help provide […]

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 Garden to world-class quality standards.

Things to Keep in Mind:

We experience heavy guest traffic on Donation Days.  Plan on […]

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 endearing itself to people for over 4,000 years.  Ivan will cover the philosophy, history, techniques and principles of what makes […]

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 or our 50 foot  waterfall, we invite you enjoy our sights and celebrate with us.