Anderson Garden Tour
UW-Colleges—Southeast Region’s department of Continuing Education is happy to announce our Anderson Gardens Tour on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The day will begin with a docent-led tour, followed by strolls in the serenity of the ferns, ponds, succulents, ornamentation, and peace of the gardens. We’ll have an evening of music with Anderson’s Tuesday Evening in the Garden. We’re proud to have Bambi Butzlaff Voss lead us in her inaugural tour for Continuing Education.
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL has been named one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired by calm and tranquility, this 12 acre award winning landscape is comprised of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, gentle streams, cascading waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Master craftsmanship and 16th century traditional architecture is found throughout the garden.
The gardens, designed by Hoichi Kurisu for John R. Anderson Anderson’s home, were inspired by Anderson's trips to Japan, and particularly his visit to the Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, which were also designed by Kurisu. In 2011, Tuesday Evening in the Gardens kicked off featuring singer/songwriters, local food vendors, and a friendly family atmosphere for guests to enjoy the gardens and performance.
Tour leader Bambi Butzlaff-Voss is an experienced gardening educator and leader; as well as an accomplished gardener in landscaping, flowers and ornamentals. She is a Certified Master Gardener in the State of Wisconsin, has taught continuing education courses for the UW Extension, is a 4-H Flowers leader and has spoken for numerous public and civic groups.
Please consider joining us for a day of tranquility and tunes. Register soon for the Anderson Gardens Tour, space is limited!
We knew the response would be great for Hamilton and at this time, we are sold out! Stay tuned for more information...you will be the first we notify for our next trip!