Anderson Japanese Gardens is a seventh heaven of landscaping and scheme that is considered as one of the top Japanese gardens in North America, together with ones in Delray Beach, Fla. and Portland, Oregon. Japanese gardens is beautiful garden with plants and trees originated from Japan offering inspiring and calming for the soul. The serenity, the beauty, even the Zen and all they have to offer don’t mean you have to be Zen Buddhist or gardening practiced to appreciate. This garden is a great space to adjust back into something more basic and throw away a lot of the hassle of the modern world.
Industrialist John Anderson gave inspiration to build the Anderson Japanese Gardens. On a taxi driver’s reference, he visited the Portland Japanese Garden during a business trip in 1977 to Oregon. He was so captivated by its tranquil and peacefulness that he considered to create his own garden. He called and asked Hoichi Kurisu, the Japanese greatly considered landscape architect, to Rockford to design a garden beside his new hillside residence nearby a marshy pond. The Andersons then gave them over to a foundation in 1998 and the gardens were opened to the public.
You can see different groups of visitors walking through the Anderson Japanese Gardens most every day. They are cancer survivors, hospice patients, folks performing yoga and tai chi, brush Red Hat women, painting lessons, grief counselors, fair ordinary tourists and church congregations holding services. There are a five-story waterfall, a huge pond, a sandstone pagoda, well-trimmed plants and trees slanting toward the water and curving bridges over rock-strewn streams, replicating a design that initiated in 12th-century Japan. The garden 80 miles northwest of Chicago in this city draw about 40,000 visitors annually.
There is no noticeable sign of financial trials seen in this landscaping wonder. It has original site, and echoes a dedication to daily trimming and maintenance. This difficulty can be seen from how pine branch tries to grow skyward instead of outward. Visitors who take the time to inspect corners and crevices could discover interesting details such as the coin basin or the fountain with bamboo that occasionally makes a thumping sound as it smashes a rock in the woods or the comprehensive artistry in the gazebo near the waterfall of Anderson Japanese Gardens. You can find a lot of little detail in the garden. Make sure you concentrate to every little thing, or you might miss it.