May-October, Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun Noon-4pm including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day Closed Nov-April
Adults $5, Students $3, Seniors $4, children 4 and under are free
Added to JGarden:
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
My lodge is at the foot
Of the Moon Waiting Hill -
Almost I regret
When the shortening hill shadow
At length disappears.
Waga ie wa
Tsukimachi yama no
Katamuku sora no
Kage oshizo omo.
Ashikaga Yoshimasa Rokuon Jitsuroku trans. by M.V. Otake 1487