Anderson Japanese Gardens
In our hectic and stressful world, Anderson Japanese Gardens opens minds to a different culture while offering guests a place of peace and tranquility where they will find healing, renewal, inspiration, and a re-energized soul.
This place is an absolute delight and if we road-trip to Chicago again we will absolutely stop here. We visited in the fall and that was stunning, I'm sure it is great any time of year. We visited on a weekday so there were minimal visitors- making it the perfect time to meander and take our place as we strolled through the grounds. Highly recommend visiting here if you are in the area.
We went to the Snowfall tea and sweet making class. This allowed us to see the garden in the winter when it is normally closed. We also learned to make various Japanese sweets, which were very tasty! I highly recommend going to these classes!
David P. Fields
This is one of the best kept secrets of the midwest. This garden is on par with any Japanese garden anywhere in the world. It is incredibly peaceful. I drive three hours at least once a year to visit.
Beautiful place. Nice paths. Restaurant however has the slowest service ever. That's the only reason I dropped a star. Otherwise a great place to spend the day.
amazingly beautiful, authentic Japanese gardens. Anyone who travels through Illinois should visit, you will not regret it.