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.
Our first visit! Have wanted to go for years. Spent the day with my daughter and took it very leisurely. Lunch was wonderful and the gift shop cute but the gardens themselves are phenomenal. We went on a Monday so it wasn't crowded and was beautiful, bnb peaceful, and inspiring.
Worth every penny, i ended up staying a few hours just to go through the garden. I highly recommend a visit even if you're not into garden/nature. Everything trimmed to perfection!
The garden is so peaceful. The walking path is great. The fish are friendly. The waterfalls are pretty. It's just a really peaceful place to go especially during the day mid week when most people are at work. I can't wait till they are open next summer. They give children a little map quest and when we are done with our walk the kids can turn their map quest in and get a free prize.
Restaurant great food, atmosphere and service. Willing to help with that little extra that takes them from good service to exceptional. Gardens lovely, and docents helpful and informative. My body ran out of gas mid-garden, docent arranged golf cart to pick us up and take to car. Attitude was kind, concerned and compassionate. Am very arthritic with some mobility probs. I cannot say enough good about them.
Beautiful gem hidden away in Rockford. If you have kids, or are like me and sometimes can act like one, buy several bags of the fish food. They're only $1. It's a lot of fun feeding the hundreds of fish, ducks, and other animals.