I am beyond appreciative that we were able to go. The gardens are absolutely breathtaking! The interesting thing is that Japenese gardens have very little color; they go by textures/height/different shades of green foliage and lots of water. Simple. Stunning, nonetheless.
If you are in the Rockford area, Anderson Gardens is a must-see! I can't wait to go sometime during the fall, when the trees are starting to turn.
With my many neighborhood walks here and my desert hikes back home, I've decided that I am a much happier person when I am among nature. I feel much more balanced!