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Anderson Gardens
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.andersongardens.org/ 
Name:Anderson Gardens 



 
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Address:318 Spring Creek Road 
Mailing Address:340 Spring Creek Road 
City:Rockford 
State:Illinois 
Postal Code:61107-1035 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=42.288605; long=-89.063467
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Weather:current weather 
Phone:+1.815.229.9390 
Fax:+1.815.229.9391 
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Designer(s):Hoichi Kurisu 
Contruction Date:1978 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:May-October, Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun Noon-4pm including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day
Closed Nov-April 
Admission:Adults $5, Students $3, Seniors $4, children 4 and under are free 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1999 
Last Updated:7/27/2001 
JGarden Description:The inspiration for Anderson Gardens began in 1966 during John Anderson's first trip to Japan. There he met a family friend, Mr. Akira Ohno, President of Morinaga Milk Industries of Tokyo, who gave him an in-depth look at the Japanese people and their culture. When the land was acquired for a new home site, John and Linda Anderson realized that the property had the potential to be an excellent setting for a Japanese garden. With the Andersons' strong interest in Japanese culture, they decided to start development of a Japanese-style garden.

Construction of the Anderson Gardens began in 1978. The gardens have been designed and built by Hoichi Kurisu. Mr. Kurisu came to the United States in 1968 accepting the position of Director of Landscaping at the Japanese garden complex in Washington Park Gardens, Portland, Oregon. He had graduated from Tokyo's Waseda University and spent several years studying under Mr. Kenzo Ogata, one of Japan's most renowned landscape designers. Mr. Kurisu has his own landscape design and construction firm in Portland. The garden was recently donated to an area non-profit to be managed.

This pond and stroll garden is renowned for its stonework, hidden water features and exceptional carpentry. The sukiya-style machiai




Good people of old
Looked oft at Mount Yoshino
And said that it was good.
Good people of our time,
Take a good look
At the good mountain of Yoshino!
Good people,
Take a good look!!

  Emperor Temmu
  Manyôshû
  trans. by Charles Terry (?)
  7th century

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