Anderson Garden Center

Anderson Garden Center is one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the U.S., located in Rockford, IL.

The exact address of the garden center is at 318 Spring Creek Road in Rockford.

In fact, the Anderson Japanese Gardens center consists of two very different gardens.

The first is a formal Japanese garden made in the style of the Kamakura period, from 1185 to 1333 A.D.

The Guest House, Teahouse, and machiai are 16th century Sukiya style architecture.

The second, The Garden of Reflection, is a contemporary international garden with a Japanese influence.

Both of the gardens have been designed to allow visitors to reflect upon the tranquil beauty of nature, to leave the stresses of everyday life, and to commune with nature.

The garden center has a website at, from where you can find out the details of directions to the garden center, hours of operation, and the history of the place.

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