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Beautiful Gardens Throughout Michigan

Dow Gardens in Bay County

W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan 48640

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Contact Phone: (517) 631-2677
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment:1900
Garden Size:110 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time:  90 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 10:00am to sunset
Closed : December 25
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer, Fall,
Type of Gardens: Rose, Herb, Maze, Greenhouse
Associated Historical Building(s): Herbert Henry Dow homestead (not open to public)
Other features: Waterfall, Alden Dow red bridges, greenhouse
Wheelchair access : Partial

Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Berrien County

13620 Range Line Road, Niles, MI 49120, USA

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Botanical Gardens at Andrews University in Berrien County

Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103

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Contact Phone: (616) 471-7771

Fernwood Botanic Garden and Nature Center in Cass County

13988 Range Line Road Niles, Michigan 49120

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Contact Phone: (616) 695-6491
105 acre facility with 8 acres of landscape gardens, 50+ acre woodland nature preserve, 40 acre arboretum, 5 acre restored prairie, 3 miles of hiking trails, an art studio, visitor center, gallery with changing exhibitions and public education facilities. Located on the St Joseph River, Fernwood has water ecology programs and a variety of other water features on the grounds.
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment: 1964
Garden Size: 105 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 190 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed : Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1, Mondays
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer, Fall,
Garden "Walk-through" Time:  Knot, Herb, Rock, Fragrance, Maze, Japanese, Children's, English cottage, Greenhouse, Conservatory, Broadcast seed
Associated Historical Building(s): Winter house, water wheel,
Wheelchair access : Partial

Horticultural Demonstration Gardens in Ingham County

Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48823

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Phone: (517) 353-4800
This is a new garden, impressive in its depth and unusual features. Located on the Michigan State University Campus beside the Plant and Soil Sciences Building.
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment: 1991
Garden Size: 10 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 190 minutes
Contact Phone: Daily, Daily, dawn to dusk
Closed : Nov 1 - March 31
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Summer,
Types of Gardens: Rose, Topiary, Fragrance, Maze, Children's, Greenhouse, Annual trial garden,
Special landscaping: landscape arboretum
Wheelchair access : Complete

Michigan 4-H Children's Garden in Ingham County

Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48823

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Contact Phone:  (517) 353-6692
Located in the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens of Michigan State University, this garden is made for children to enjoy and learn about plants and their uses. First garden like it in the USA.
Garden Description: Garden on grounds of historic building or home, museum or college campus
Date of Establishment: 1993
Garden Size: 1/2 + acre acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time:  60 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 7am to 10pm
Closed : Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1, Nov 1 to March 31
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Summer, Fall,
Types of Gardens: Topiary, Herb, Rock, Maze, Children's, Over 50 theme appealing to children like Peter Rabbit, Pizza, butterfly, etc
Other features: first of its kind in the USA
Wheelchair access : Complete

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden in Ingham County

Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1047

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Contact Phone: (517) 355-9582
Founded in 1873, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operated University Botanical Garden in the county. It contains displayed collections of economically important plants, taxonomic classification and threatened and endangered species of Michigan.
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment: 1873
Garden Size: 5+ acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time:  45 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, Daily, dusk to dawn
Closed :
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer, Fall,
Types of Gardens: Herb, Fragrance
Special landscaping: Designs for the mid-Michigan region,
Special collections: Threatened and endangered species of Michigan
Other features: Aquatic and wetland plants.
Wheelchair access : Complete

Bushas Brae Herb Farm in Leelanau County

Setterbo Road Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

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Contact Phone:(616) 271-6284

Hidden Lake Gardens in Lenawee County

Woodland Drive, Onsted, MI 49265, USA

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Hidden Lake Gardens colloquially known as Hidden Lake 755 acres, is a botanical garden and an arboretum operated by Michigan State University situated in the Irish Hills of southeast Michigan.

Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island in Mackinac County

Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757

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Contact Phone: (906) 847-3331
The gardens of the world's largest summer resort, the Grand Hotel, cover over 200 acres with 50 acres of formalized garden areas. Annual displays (+100,000 per year), perennial gardens, bulb displays (+30,000 per year), wild flowers (+5 acres), topiary, container gardens, roses & lilacs, woodland plantings & greenhouse displays can be found within the confines of this 108 year old resort.
Garden Description:  Historic Building/Home
Date of Establishment: 1886
Garden Size: 50 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time:  90 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, Dawn to dusk
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Summer, Fall,
Types of Gardens: Topiary, English cottage, Greenhouse
Associated Historical Building(s): 108 year old hotel
Special landscaping: 300-400 container gardens
Special collections: Lilacs, tulips (30,000), geraniums, bulbs
Other plantings: Tea garden with fountain, shade gardens
Other features: Greenhouse display area
Wheelchair access : Partial

Cranbrook House and Gardens in Oakland County

380 Lone Pines Road Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303

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Contact Phone: (313) 645-3149
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment: 1900's
Garden Size: 42 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 60+ minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, May - Aug 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm
Closed:
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer,
Types of Gardens: Herb, Rock, Sunken, Greenhouse, Oriental garden, wildflower, meadow, bogg, many perennial gardens,
Associated Historical Building(s): Booth family home
Other features: Statuary; Gardens all cared for by volunteers.
Wheelchair access : Partial

Tokushima Saginaw Friendship Center in Saginaw County

Ezra Rust Drive Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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Contact Phone: (517) 776-1480

University of Michigan Botanical in Washtenaw County

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

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Contact Phone: (313) 998-7061
Facisimile: (313) 998-6205
Garden Description: Garden on grounds of historic building or home, museum or college campus
Date of Establishment: 1961
Garden Size: 250 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 120 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 10am to dusk
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1,
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer,
Types of Gardens: Rose, Knot, Herb, Conservatory, Plants of the New World, Woodland Wildflower Garden, Special collections: Orchids, wildflowers
Wheelchair access: Partial

Greenfield Village in Wayne County

Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1970

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Contact Phone: (313) 271-1620

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory in Wayne County

Conservatory Drive Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan 48207

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Contact Phone: (313) 267-7133 
Five sections in the conservatory: Palm House, Tropical Room, Cacti House, Greenery, and Show House for displays of seasonal flowering plants. One of the largest municipally owned orchid collections in the country. Extensive perennial gardens, Old-world Rose Garden, and Water Lily Garden.
Garden Description: Public Garden
Date of Establishment: 1902
Garden Size: 5 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 30 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 10am to 5pm
Closed: Never
Best seasons to visit these gardens: All seasons
Types of Gardens: Rose, Conservatory, Lily pool garden,
Wheelchair access: Complete

Detroit Garden Center in Wayne County

Detroit Garden Center 1900 E. Jefferson, Suite 227 Detroit, MI 48207

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Fisher Mansion in Wayne County

383 Lenox Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48215

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Contact Phone: (313) 331-6740
Facisimile: (313) 822-3748
The garden includes three fountains and a beautiful waterfall. The Sunken Rose Garden is generally in "full bloom" in the summer months. Peacocks roam the premises.
Garden Description: Private garden open to public
Date of Establishment: 1929
Garden Size: 2 acres
Garden "Walk-through" Time: 25 minutes
Hours of operation: Daily, 9am to 9pm
Best seasons to visit these gardens: Spring, Summer,
Types of Gardens: Rose, Fragrance, Sunken,
Associated Historical Building(s): Historic Home
Special collections: Marigolds, Petunias
Wheelchair access: Partial

Grosse Point Garden Center in Wayne County

32 Lake Shore Road Grosse Point Farms, Michigan 48236

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Wayne County Extension Education Center in Wayne County

5454 Venoy Road Wayne, Michigan 48184

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Contact Phone: (313) 721-6550

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