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Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
+1 800-362-4874
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always something new

Dow Gardens are always well-maintained and change with the four seasons. There is something in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim L
Midland, Michigan

Since moving to Midland, it’s has been one of the best place to relax and unwind whether on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lemi G
via mobile
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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 130,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which is home to the nation’s longest forest canopy walk.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
+1 800-362-4874
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dow Gardens are always well-maintained and change with the four seasons. There is something in bloom somewhere to enjoy.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving to Midland, it’s has been one of the best place to relax and unwind whether on weekends or after work. Also a great place for photos when it’s prom, wedding or anything other events. I love this place.

Thank Lemi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dow Gardens are a must-see in Midland. The grounds are beautiful, well-kept, and designed for maximum floral enjoyment. Very peaceful walk, nature in all its glory, great break from a busy day.

Thank 550JustaTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended weddings here. We visit just to walk around. In the spring they have a butterfly house, which we really enjoy. Beautiful bridges and ponds. Great place for families and couples.

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Dow Gardens is a unique atmosphere for those who appreciate the sights and smells of a garden. In this case a very large garden. We visit regularly over the summer and the gardens are the place for homecoming and prom pictures!

Thank MidMichFam
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went to the Dow Gardens Christmas Walk. It was excellent. Beautiful candle lit paths. Wonderful performers: Delta Flute Choir, 2 different Brass groups... Nice greenhouse / conservatory with nice plants and lighting.

Thank seetheusainaford
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I'ts a beautiful gardens. Nice to stroll around. Lots of activities all year long! Fun things offered for kids.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Recommend purchasing the yearly pass. It is an inexpensive way to enjoy the changing beauty of the varying seasonal blooms.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This 110 acre garden has more variety and interesting displays than most gardens its size. I'm fortunate to live in the neighborhood and am never bored when I take a walk in Dow Gardens. The color ways and the presentation styles are always changing. The...More

Thank Karen2weave
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We would have liked to have spent more time in this lovely spot but it was so hot we were all melting! So many species of plants. I would love to be there in the spring when the butterflies are hatching out!

Thank mspgray
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Questions & Answers
5 December 2016|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, dgartside! The homestead of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow, the Pines (c.1899) is located within the garden. Tours are offered weekly throughout the year. The home of their son, architect Alden B. Dow, is viewable but not... More
Larry K
21 August 2015|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, Larry! Adult admission is $5.00 daily (or $10.00 for an annual pass.) Kids 6-17 and students (with i.d.) are just $1.00. Kids 5 & under are FREE.
Robert R
12 July 2015|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
No, only service animals.