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Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired by calm and tranquility, this 12 acre award winning landscape is comprised of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, gentle streams, cascading waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Master craftsmanship and 16th century traditional architecture is found throughout the garden.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is a popular tour destination for groups of all ages. Tours are tailored to meet the individual requirements of each group, including groups with limited mobility. Advanced reservations are required for group tours.

Anderson Japanese Gardens also provides a breathtaking setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Whether an intimate gathering or a large celebration, the Gardens provide several extraordinary ceremony settings that are fitting to your occasion.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Fresco at the Gardens, which features fresh, organic and locally grown food.

Meeting Amenities
  • Admission: Adults $8 |Seniors (62+) $7 | Students $6 | Anderson Japanese Gardens members and children age 5 and under are always FREE
  • Directions: From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on Business 20 to IL 251 (N. 2nd St.). Turn right (north) on IL 251 to Spring Creek Rd. Exit on Spring Creek Rd. and move to left lane to turn left into gardens.
  • Hours: Gardens and Gift Shop: May through October - Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm | Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm | Gardens closed November through April Fresco open year-round - Daily 8:00am-3:00pm
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  • Brief History/Description: Anderson Japanese Gardens is located on a twelve acre site which contains an authentic Japanese pond-strolling garden, as well as the Garden of Reflection- a contemporary garden with a strong Japanese influence. Guests may also view a Sukiya guest house, tea house and gazebo, stone lanterns, waterfalls, and a tradition Japanese gate. It is rated the highest quality Japanese garden in North America and is the most unique and beautiful venue to a host a wide variety of events. Whether you choose the Outdoor Pavilion, the Guest House, the Gallery, or the Dining Room, your event will be long remembered.
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description 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. Take your meetings, retreats, conferences, and company parties out of your office and banquet halls and into the unique environment of one of the highest rated Japanese gardens in the world. When you host your guests in one of our various venues in the Garden, you will leave a lasting impression on them.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 4831
  • Number of Rooms 3
The Dining Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1850
  • Width: 21
  • Length: 83
  • Height: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 185
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 150
The Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 380
  • Width: 17
  • Length: 23
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 75
The Pavilion
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2601
  • Width: 51
  • Length: 51
  • Height: 15
  • Theater Capacity: 260
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 70
  • Reception Capacity: 260