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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

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Address: 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
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+1 269-695-6491
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

A living museum of delicate ecosystems.

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Beautiful gardens with an excellent cafe!

I go to Fernwood at least once every year with my Grandma and I love it! There are several different gardens to choose from, or you could just go to all of them. Among my... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Three Oaks, Michigan
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Three Oaks, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I go to Fernwood at least once every year with my Grandma and I love it! There are several different gardens to choose from, or you could just go to all of them. Among my favorites are the herb garden or the train garden. And they always have a gallery filled with art that changes every couple of months. Once... More 

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Thank cooperharrington6
Michigan
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely place to spend an afternoon in nature! What you see varies greatly according to the season. The train garden is a special treat when it is operational.

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Thank jc0ffen
Niles, Michigan
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6 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful in all seasons. Explore the many trails in the tranquil setting. Spy numerous wildlife. Spring and summer bring lovely flowers, fall foliage is amazing and Christmas at Fernwood is always a treat. Great gift shop, too!

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Thank April V
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Fernwood is a very kid friendly place. You can take hikes on trails and observe wildlife. You can also take a board walk out onto a stand to look into the Saint Joe River. They also have summer camps during the summers.

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Thank KaylaTrip
Three Rivers
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great spot for our book club field trip. Wonderful gardens and great food at the cafe. Nice walking trails.

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Thank Mary D
Elkhart, Indiana
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We recently bought a groupon for this place. I'm so glad we did! It is a lot bigger than our local botanical garden. There's so many trails. So my 13 year old was happy about that and the model train area (that is pretty big and very detailed) kept my 4 year old attention for over an hour(until we had... More 

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Thank Stephanie H
South Bend, IN
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful gardens, sculptures, trains. Nice cafe. Nice gift shop. A nice afternoon visit for family and friends.

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Thank Diane C
Shorewood, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We love botanical gardens, so we went out of our way on a trip to stop here. We thought we were lost finding it. Don't let the gravel road dissuade you. It was very nice, if small. The workers were nice. The cafe served very good food. The map for the hike through the woods was inadequate (we got lost).... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful gardens, clear creeks running next to quiet trails in the woods... The colourful prairie was the absolute highlight. This is one of the most beautiful parks I have visited. The front desk has free biscuits for visitor which were delicious! There was also mosquito repellant - not edible:-) - essential if you want to take a walk in the... More 

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Mentone, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I loved this botanical garden. I just stopped because I was a little early getting to my hotel. It was a very warm day but the gardens are full of benches and shaded areas. I only saw 2 others people the whole time I was there. I would highly recommend a stop here.

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