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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

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Had never heard of Fernwood. Delighted to visit here, see the tall redwood (and many other tall trees)

I came with a group of 14 from a retirement community. It's one of the few times that our entire... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce H
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Had our wedding here at the Gazebo. So pretty. tons of trails to pick from. Spring flowers... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Berrien Center, Michigan
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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came with a group of 14 from a retirement community. It's one of the few times that our entire group could walk about (on concrete walks and "natural" walkways). Fortunately I brought a camera. I must have taken 60 photos (8/22/2019) of plants and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Had our wedding here at the Gazebo. So pretty. tons of trails to pick from. Spring flowers everywhere and deer walking through the property.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sarahjuengling
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We are getting married here in June and so happy we chose Fernwood. The gardens are beautiful and property is unique.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Fernwood has something going no matter the season. The trails are a great way to explore nature in various settings. The indoor and outdoor gardens are also quite nice.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charlesc285
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Not exactly the Chicago Botanical Garden but a sweet place to go and enjoy nature. I'm partial to the natural sculpture of a 1000 twigs, and the choo-choo trains. There are a number of pleasant trails as well as gardens. The little cafe in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Breakfast with Santa every year and my son proposed to his girlfriend here. Beautiful location during all seasons.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angelecque T
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a great place for all ages to enjoy nature. They have programs available (at cost usually) and you can get a yearly membership for multiple family members reasonably. They have a brand new nature building and great walking paths!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DebbieAustin
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

There are miles of gorgeous views walking through this park. The gardens are exploding with color! There is a neat miniature village with train and even venues for weddings. Recently went for the first time and I was not disappointed!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alise G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Attended a free outdoor brass quintet concert here sponsored by WAUS. The grounds were beautiful. If I lived here, I would be a member and enjoy the seasonal changes in the gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert J
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This garden is a pure gem. Visiting with a7 and 5 year old, they loved it. The staff member in the Nature Center was wonderful with the kids and had them mesmerized by the turtle and bee hive. He really knew how to connect with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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