Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, towering pines, and delightful water features. A variety of tours are available to fit your needs and group size!
Established in 1899 as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, Dow Gardens now welcomes over 300,000 guests per year. Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, an award-winning children’s garden, towering pines, and delightful water features.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens features 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, apple orchard, meadows, and stream. Guests of all ages and abilities are immersed in the forest on the nation's longest canopy walk, 1,400 feet long, soaring up to 40 feet above the ground. Other features include a playground, apple orchard, Cafe, and two pedestrian bridges.
Immerse yourself in the world that Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow sought to create within the home they helped design. The Pines offers a wide array of programs to help bring the story of the Dow family to life.
A variety of tours are available to fit your needs and group size! Give us a call to customize your visit. Interactive GIS Map with data pertaining to the Gardens collection of perennials and shrubs as well as curated walking tours assist you with self-guided tours. Or Dial 989.484.9064 on your mobile device, and enter an item number on the Map, followed by the pound key, for the audio tour.