Out and About with Compass: Anderson Japanese Gardens

Posted by Emma Johnson on 10/6/16 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

Traditional Japanese gardens contain three vital elements: Stone, water, and plants. Though these elements in themselves are not unique, it’s the way the gardens are structured that makes them truly special. The landscape works in harmony with the other features to create gardens meant for reflection and renewal. The beauty is not to be missed, and now you don’t need to make a trip across the ocean to enjoy them! Visit Anderson Japanese Gardens, in Rockford, for a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t soon forget!


Anderson is open for browsing at your leisure, but they also offer guided tours and additional opportunities for exploration and education. Special events are scheduled periodically, including “Groovin’ in the Garden”, a music program for kids, “On Tap in the Garden”, an event where attendees can enjoy craft brews and the ambiance of the gardens all at once, and even an upcoming Halloween event which puts a new spin on the spooky holiday.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is close enough to visit in a day, but unique enough to feel far away from home if you’re needing an escape from everyday life. Visit their website for more details, and as always, follow us on Instagram for ways to enjoy Chicagoland!

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