Anderson Japanese Gardens opens for season Saturday, May 1
From press release
Saturday, May 1, will be opening day at Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.
In addition to being able to walk through the entire garden for the first time this year, the garden has planned an exciting day of events.
Opening day hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults, $6 seniors (62 and older), $5 students and free for children 4 and younger.
Opening day activities include the following:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.—Japanese Art & Antiquities Exhibit; and Bonsai Display and Demonstration
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.—Origami and brush painting classes (scheduled every other hour during the day, first come first serve, 16 participants per class)
10:45 a.m.-11:45 p.m.—Koto Music Performance by the Spring Valley Koto Ensemble
1:45-2:45 p.m.—Koto Music Performance by the Spring Valley Koto Ensemble
Call (815) 229-9390 for information about the day’s activities or to register for a class.
The gardens are open May 1-Oct. 31, 2010, during the following hours: 9 a.m.-15 minutes prior to sunset, Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday.
The 12-acre Anderson Japanese Gardens serves more than 40,000 annual visitors from 36 countries and all 50 states.
For more information, visit andersongardens.org.
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