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Dow Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Canopy Trail

We came here do walk the canopy trail and it was beautiful; however, we did not have time to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Worth it

If you are visiting Midland, walk through Dow garden, you won’t be disappointed. There is a lot to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Midland, Michigan
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Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 200,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape...more
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1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here do walk the canopy trail and it was beautiful; however, we did not have time to walk the other trails. I would suggest the annual pass. It was 10 dollars for adults and two for our kiddo. The annual pass is only...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JediKnights1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Midland, walk through Dow garden, you won’t be disappointed. There is a lot to see, so plan for a couple enjoyable hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank telawson52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with the butterflies multiple times, but even walking the grounds is an experience in itself! Highly recommended for families as there is always something to point out to little ones. (Wildlife, colors, and my toddler's personal favorite, the rocks 😂)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mrsizbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this relaxing and beautiful collection of the area's finest in shrubbery. Perfect in the spring and fall. Fun for all ages and all the family

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank teamsnardy
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit especially in the spring and summer. Butterfly is cool too. Good family place. Wonderful place for a walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Esther R
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Went to the butterfly house and walked the beautiful grounds. Always fun to roam! Bring a snack and enjoy the spring flowers. The staff at the butterfly house is friendly and helpful

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank julielander
Reviewed March 19, 2019

so much to see, new art each season outdoor concerts, Butterflies in bloom, and now Whiting Forest is included! Allow some time bring a camera!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jewlsiyq
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Dow gardens is my all time favorite place to be in the summer! Such beautiful gardens,maze, fountains so much beauty you almost don't want to leave. I'll always return always enjoying the stunning nature. Highly recommend

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 84wendir
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Lovely gardens to walk through. A leisurely trip highlighted by students in graduation gowns posing for their pictures or even a wedding taking place. So much to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FellowTraveler825471
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Seasonal displays of flowering bushes and flowers are always arranged in nice patterns across the grounds. Walking paths give you a mix of hard surface and lawn / flagstones, flat or hilly, open or shaded. And for those who enjoy roses, there is a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen H
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April 22, 2019|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hello! We are seeing new and wonderful blooms in the gardens daily. The outdoor sculpture exhibit, Origami in the Garden, will also begin this Sunday, April 28! Hope to see you soon!
February 14, 2019|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest. We recommend allowing at least an hour to explore the Canopy Walk. We also recommend that you visit the gardens while there. You could easily spend another hour there.
Benjamin M
September 1, 2018|
Response from F8273HAbrendab | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, we didn't tour the house.