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Cranbrook House and Gardens

Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Interesting historic house and garden

The house tour was informative (although a bit warm as there is no air-conditioning); it was built... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pippadude
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Pekin, Illinois
So glad we visited!

Beautiful gardens. We were sad we couldn't see more but the weather didn't cooperate! Already... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2019
149kimt
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Toledo, Ohio
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Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of several iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in one of the many remarkable gardens, the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around you…just a...more
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380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The house tour was informative (although a bit warm as there is no air-conditioning); it was built for the newspaper family - Booth The Cranbrook community is impressive with interesting architecture (Saarinen and Khan). The gardens are very pretty and well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pippadude
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful gardens. We were sad we couldn't see more but the weather didn't cooperate! Already planning another trip with the family! Worth the trip. Beautiful and relaxing

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 149kimt
Reviewed July 17, 2019

So wrote Wolf von Eckhardt, Washington Post Art & Architecture Critic. There is so much history here if one bothers to dig in. For example, it's said that Leonard Bernstein wrote a portion of West Side Story on the piano that sits in the Booth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Floydslips
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Just spent the afternoon walking around the gardens and pond. A beautiful place to spend a quiet day with the family.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank prankjt
CranbrookHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cranbrook House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

We are glad you and your family enjoyed walking around Cranbrook Gardens. Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback!

Reviewed July 2, 2019

I did not tour the house; only the gardens. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the gardens are free. The gardens are immaculate. So well maintained. Some of the prettiest gardens I have ever seen. You could easily take hours meandering around the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank travelwiseMiss
CranbrookHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cranbrook House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very fortunate to have five generous sponsors provide free admission to Cranbrook Gardens this year. The gardens are all designed, planted, and cared for by a dedicated and talented group of volunteers. We are glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed June 30, 2019

The gardens are lovely and tranquil and you can get in quite a good walk. But there isn't much signage, somehow I ended up at one of the school areas quite a way from the actual gardens. The house tour was interesting but a little...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lindasS1100RP
CranbrookHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cranbrook House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Thank you for visiting Cranbrook House & Gardens and leaving a review. We apologize for the difficulty locating our part of campus. Your feedback on signage and the Cranbrook House tour content is appreciated. We are glad you found the Cranbrook House tour interesting and...More

Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

I spent an entire day in the Cranbrook complex, and really enjoyed myself. I took about an hour to stroll the gardens, then did a house tour as well. The docents are superb with our tour lasting longer than expected. (No one minded!) The home...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank marftrip
CranbrookHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cranbrook House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

We are glad you were able to see a lot of Cranbrook Educational Community's National Historic Landmark campus during your time here, and happy that you enjoyed Cranbrook House & Gardens, Cranbrook Art Museum, and Saarinen House. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a...More

Reviewed May 24, 2019

We especially love to walk the rounds in the fall when the colors change and it is a little quite, my favorite place is along the fountain walkway leading up to (or down from the museum).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mmcef
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Idea place for a Spring and Fall hiking, easy and enjoyable place with gardens, museum and art gallery for a fun time!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 236erican
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Though we did not go through the house, we spent acouple of hours walking through the gardens. They are beautifully done and it was a great way to spend an afternoon. The flowers and plantings were impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
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no pets not allowed
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Xhoana x
June 18, 2018|
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Response from CranbrookHouse | Property representative |
The Gardens are open daily through October 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm for self-guided visits. Cranbrook House is open during guided tours. To view the current House tour schedule, please visit our website.
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SenoraNovi
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Response from CranbrookHouse | Property representative |
Due to ongoing restoration efforts and preservation concerns, we have discontinued wedding and event rentals at Cranbrook House and Gardens. However, Cranbrook does offer other unique campus venues for external rentals that... More
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