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Anderson Gardens brings Gardens for Peace September 9-11

From Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford, IL, September 2, 2022 – Anderson Japanese Gardens will partner with the North American Japanese Gardens Association (NAJGA) to bring Gardens for Peace to the Rockford, IL, community, September 9 to 11, 2022. Gardens from across the nation will participate in Gardens for Peace to bring communities together to promote peace.

Gardens for Peace combines the focus areas of Peace, Community, and Exploration to unite private and public gardens as a conduit for peace. Anderson Japanese Gardens will celebrate Gardens for Peace, September 9 to 11, 2022, during regular garden hours. The event will be open to all general admissions guests and Gardens members. The Gardens’ karesansui (dry garden) will be raked in a special peace pattern designed by Mrs. Toshiko Tanaka, a Hiroshima-based enamel artist who is an A-bomb survivor and world peace advocate. Guests may bring their own origami paper crane for $1.00 off the price of admission during the Gardens for Peace dates. Guests will also be invited to participate in activities, such as haiku and origami.

Many North American Japanese Gardens were created following World War II as collaborative projects between North American and Japanese sister cities to serve as bridges for cultural understanding and reconciliation. Today, Japanese Gardens continue to serve to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.

About Anderson Japanese Gardens
Located in Rockford, Illinois, Anderson Japanese Gardens has been recognized as one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine. The 12-acre landscape leads guests through the Japanese garden essential elements of stone, landscape and water. Master craftsmanship and 16th century traditional architecture is found throughout the garden. Anderson Japanese Gardens is 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization working to deliver its mission to “open minds to a different culture while offering guests a place of peace and tranquility where they will find healing, renewal, inspiration, and a reenergized soul.”

September 9 to 11, 2022
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free for Gardens Members, $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students and military, free for children five and under

Gardens for Peace

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