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“Fernwood is Fabulous!”

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Niles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A living museum of delicate ecosystems.
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Fabulous birch trees. Great botanical collections. Friendly staff. Amazing tree specimens in general and charming pathways.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I discovered Fernwood a few years ago. My wife was already a "member" when I met her. It was nice that we both enjoy this place. We live in Indiana and Fernwood is an hour away in Niles, Michigan. We love going and just wished it was closer.

If you like walking among tended flower beds, nicely landscaped areas this is your place. Add to this the portions of the property that are "wild" and you have a great place to visit if you love the outdoors.

AND you can go eat in their restaurant which has an interesting menu... not just the "burger and fries" that you might expect but a well thought out choice of food that will "hit the spot".

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We usually go to Fernwood several times a year, just to see what's growing. There are some nice trails down to the St. Joseph River and occasional art exhibits.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Beautiful gardens and great summer camps for the kids too! A must see in Michiana! We are members and love it.

1  Thank SarahBNiles
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We were visiting family on a lake house nearby and were asked if we would like to visit a botanical garden...and there it was, pardon me in the middle of nowhere it seemed. it was lovely, quite extensive and yet not overwhelming. We walked the entire garden in about an hour and a half. There were all manner of interesting things to see from a Japanese garden to an adventure garden with a model train layout to walking through the trees and meadow.
They have a lovely gift shop and to top it all a delightful cafe with a very impressive interesting luncheon menu, just right for a garden. The four of us made different choices and they were all very good.

1  Thank saintjack
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