Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

May to October

A variety of tours are available to fit your needs and group size!

Whiting Forest Tours
Walking tours at Whiting Forest are available from May to October for groups of five or more. Tours are approximately an hour in length, may include over one mile of walking, and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. Tours scheduled with less than two weeks notice will be accommodated as resources are available. Call or email for information.
The Pines
mmerse 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.
Golf Cart Tours
Experience the Garden from the comfort of a golf cart (five passenger maximum) May - September, Monday - Saturday. Choose from a 10:30AM or 2:30PM reservation as available. Tours are approximately an hour in length - check website for fee per cart, plus individual admission (cart fee due upon reserving.) Call to secure your spot!
Self-Guided Tour
Interactive GIS Map with data pertaining to the Gardens collection of perennials and shrubs as well as curated walking tours assist you with the self-guided tour. 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.

Address: 
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
2203 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Phone Number: 
1-800-362-4874