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Anderson Japanese Gardens (12-Acre Japanese Garden)

Location Information

318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107
USA

The Anderson Japanese Gardens is a 12-acre Japanese garden located in Rockford, Illinois..  Construction of Anderson Japanese Gardens began in 1978, when Rockford businessman John Anderson was inspired by a visit to the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon.  With the ongoing assistance of renowned Master Craftsman and designer Hoichi Kurisu, the Andersons’ swampy backyard along Rockford’s Spring Creek was transformed into a Japanese-style landscape.  From groundbreaking to today, the placement of every rock, alignment of every tree, and layout of all paths has been made with careful consideration by Mr. Kurisu.  In 1998, John and Linda Anderson donated the Gardens as a supported organization to the Rockford Rotary Charitable Association. It now exists as a not-for-profit entity and continues to grow and change to this day.


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Phone: (815) 229-9390
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