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Ann Arbor

Flower Bouquet Icon Matthaei Botanical Gardens

University of Michigan

1800 Dixboro Roads
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
Phone: (313) 998-7061
Fax: (313) 998-6205

Type of Garden: Garden on grounds of historic building or home, museum or college campus
Established: 1961
Size: 250 acres
Average time to walk through: 120 minutes
Hours: Daily, 10am to dusk
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1,
Best season: Spring, Summer,
Gardens: Rose, Knot, Herb, Conservatory, Plants of the New World, Woodland Wildflower Garden, Special collections: Orchids, wildflowers
Wheelchair access: Partial

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Berrien Springs

Flower Bouquet Icon Botanical Gardens

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: (616) 471-7771

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Bloomfield Hills

Flower Bouquet Icon Cranbrook House and Gardens

380 Lone Pines Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 801
Phone: (313) 645-3149

Type of Garden: Public Garden
Established: 1900's
Size: 42 acres
Average time to walk through: 60+ minutes
Hours: Daily, May - Aug 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm
Closed:
Best season: Spring, Summer,
Gardens: Herb, Rock, Sunken, Greenhouse, Oriental garden, wildflower, meadow, bogg, many perennial gardens,
Historic building: Booth family home, Other features: Statuary; Gardens all cared for by volunteers.
Wheelchair access : Partial

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Dearborn

Flower Bouquet Icon Greenfield Village

Village Road and Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48120-1970
Phone: (313) 271-1620

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Detroit

Flower Bouquet Icon Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Conservatory Drive
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313) 267-7133

Five sections in the conservatory: Palm House, Tropical Room, Cacti House, Greenery, and Show House for displays of seasonal flowering plants. One of the largest municipally owned orchid collections in the country. Extensive perennial gardens, Old-world Rose Garden, and Water Lily Garden.

Type of Garden: Public Garden
Established: 1902
Size: 5 acres
Average time to walk through: 30 minutes
Hours: Daily, 10am to 5pm
Closed: Never
Best season: All seasons
Gardens: Rose, Conservatory, Lily pool garden,
Wheelchair access: Complete


Flower Bouquet Icon Detroit Garden Center

1460 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207


Flower Bouquet Icon Fisher Mansion and Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center

383 Lenox Avenue
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone: (313) 331-6740
Fax: (313) 822-3748

The garden includes three fountains and a beautiful waterfall. The Sunken Rose Garden is generally in "full bloom" in the summer months. Peacocks roam the premises.

Type of Garden: Private garden open to public
Established: 1929
Size: 2 acres
Average time to walk through: 25 minutes
Hours: Daily, 9am to 9pm
Best season: Spring, Summer,
Gardens: Rose, Fragrance, Sunken,
Historic building: Historic Home, Special collections: Marigolds, Petunias
Wheelchair access:Partial

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East Lansing

Flower Bouquet Icon Horticultural Demonstration Gardens

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone : (517) 353-4800

This is a new garden, impressive in its depth and unusual features. Located on the Michigan State University Campus beside the Plant and Soil Sciences Building.

Type of Garden : Public Garden
Established : 1991
Size : 10 acres
Average time to walk through : 190 minutes
Hours : Daily, Daily, dawn to dusk
Closed : Nov 1 - March 31
Best season : Summer,
Gardens : Rose, Topiary, Fragrance, Maze, Children's, Greenhouse, Annual trial garden, Special landscaping: landscape arboretum,
Wheelchair access : Complete


Flower Bouquet Icon Michigan 4-H Children's Garden

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
Mailing Address: Michigan 4-H Foundation
4700 S Hagadorn Rd, Suite 220
East Lansing, MI 48823-5399
Phone : (517) 353-6692

Located in the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens of Michigan State University, this garden is made for children to enjoy and learn about plants and their uses. First garden like it in the USA.

Type of Garden : Garden on grounds of historic builiding or home, museum or college campus
Established : 1993
Size : 1/2 + acre acres
Average time to walk through : 60 minutes
Hours : Daily, 7am to 10pm
Closed : Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1, Nov 1 to March 31
Best season : Summer, Fall,
Gardens : Topiary, Herb, Rock, Maze, Children's, Over 50 theme appealing to children like Peter Rabbit, Pizza, butterfly, etc, Other features: first of its kind in the USA
Wheelchair access : Complete


Flower Bouquet Icon W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1047
Mailing Address: 412 Olds Hall
Phone : (517) 355-9582

Founded in 1873, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continously operated University Botanical Garden in the county. It contains displayed collections of economically important plants, taxonomic classification and threatened and endangered species of Michigan.

Type of Garden : Public Garden
Established : 1873
Size : 5+ acres
Average time to walk through : 45 minutes
Hours : Daily, Daily, dusk to dawn
Closed :
Best season : Spring, Summer, Fall,
Gardens : Herb, Fragrance, Special landscaping: Designs for the mid-Michigan region, Special collections: Threatened and endangered species of Michigan Other features: Aquatic and wetland plants.
Wheelchair access : Complete

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Grosse Point Farms

Flower Bouquet Icon Grosse Point Garden Center

32 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Point Farms, MI 48236<

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Mackinac Island

Flower Bouquet Icon Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone : (906) 847-3331

The gardens of the world's largest summer resort, the Grand Hotel, cover over 200 acres with 50 acres of formalized garden areas. Annual displays (+100,000 per year), perennial gardens, bulb displays (+30,000 per year), wild flowers (+5 acres), topiary, container gardens, roses & lilacs, woodland plantings & greenhouse displays can be found within the confines of this 108 year old resort.

Type of Garden : Historic Building/Home
Established : 1886
Size : 50 acres
Average time to walk through : 90 minutes
Hours : Daily, Dawn to dusk
Best season : Summer, Fall,
Gardens : Topiary, English cottage, Greenhouse, Historic building: 108 year old hotel, Special landscaping: 300-400 container gardens, Special collections: Lilacs, tulips (30,000), geraniums, bulbs Other plantings: Tea garden with fountain, shade gardens Other features: Greenhouse display area
Wheelchair access : Partial

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Midland

Flower Bouquet Icon Dow Gardens

Corner of Eastman Road and W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Mailing Address: 1018 W. Main St.
Phone : (517) 631-2677

Type of Garden : Public Garden
Established : 1900
Size : 110 acres
Average time to walk through : 90 minutes
Hours : Daily, 10:00am to sunset
Closed : December 25
Best season : Spring, Summer, Fall,
Gardens : Rose, Herb, Maze, Greenhouse, Historic building: Herbert Henry Dow homestead (not open to public), Other features: Waterfall, Alden Dow red bridges, greenhouse
Wheelchair access : Partial

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Niles

Flower Bouquet Icon Fernwood Botanic Garden and Nature Center

13988 Range Line Road
Niles, MI 49120
Phone : (616) 695-6491

105 acre facility with 8 acres of landscape gardens, 50+ acre woodland nature preserve, 40 acre arboretum, 5 acre restored prairie, 3 miles of hiking trails, an art studio, visitor center, gallery with changing exhibitions and public education facilities. Located on the St Joseph River, Fernwood has water ecology programs and a variety of other water features on the grounds.

Type of Garden : Public Garden
Established : 1964
Size : 105 acres
Average time to walk through : 190 minutes
Hours : Daily, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed : Thanksgiving Day, December 25 January 1, Mondays
Best season : Spring, Summer, Fall,
Gardens : Knot, Herb, Rock, Fragrance, Maze, Japanese, Children's, English cottage, Greenhouse, Conservatory, Broadcast seed, Historic building: Winter house, water wheel,
Wheelchair access : Partial

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Saginaw

Flower Bouquet Icon Tokushima Saginaw Friendship Center

Washington Avenue and Ezra Rust Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone : (517) 776-1480

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Suttons Bay

Flower Bouquet Icon Busha's Brae Herb Farm

Route 1, Box 232M
Setterbo Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone : (616) 271-6284

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Wayne

Flower Bouquet Icon Wayne County Extension Education Center

5454 Venoy Road
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone : (313) 721-6550

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