Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Join us for a lovely day out at the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.


Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly on-board Trailways host, then sit back and relax as we make our way to the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois. Upon arrival at the gardens, enjoy a two-hour guided tour.


About Anderson Japanese Gardens:

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.


What Makes Japanese Gardens Unique?

Three of the essential elements used to create a Japanese garden are stone, which form the structure of the landscape; water, representing life-giving force; and plants, which provide the color and changes throughout the seasons. Secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors and bridges. Japanese gardens are very carefully designed and patiently pruned according to aesthetic principals to create a work of natural art that inspires calm, renewal, discovery and an invigorated soul. Though most Japanese garden materials are not unusual, the way that all these basic elements are brought together and the emotions that they provoke is what makes a Japanese garden unique.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is an authentic Japanese Garden maintained by the highest standards that touches the souls of their guests. With grace, elegance, and gentle awareness they exemplify the Japanese cultural heritage of respectful humility in service to people of all cultures.

Lunch is included at the Fresco at the Gardens where you’ll enjoy a buffet of Fresca Salad, Cuban Panini, Avocado Turkey Wrap, fresh fruit, and your choice of a lemon bar or brownie.


Only $104 per person

$4 club membership discount is available


Tour Includes:

• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

• Friendly On-board Host

• Anderson Japanese Gardens

• Lunch at Fresco at the Gardens


Payment & Refunds:

A $25 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation. Payment is due in full by April 30, 2019. No refunds will be issued after April 30, 2019.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Davenport, IA CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road
Center for Active Seniors
Ft. Madison - Shopko Shopko, 4810 Ave. O.
Mediapolis, IA Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods
111 N. Wapello Rd.
Muscatine, IA Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61
Wapello, IA Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61
West Burlington West Burlington, IA Westland Mall
South Lot by AmericInn
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