Come discover 110 acres of identified trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and flowers growing in a beautiful and educational mid-Michigan horticultural garden. Dow Gardens was established in 1899 by Herbert H. Dow for the enjoyment of his family, friends, and associates. Since then, the gardens have delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. The Dow Gardens is owned and operated by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
Major projects are currently underway at Whiting Forest, a 54-acre parcel of Dow Gardens. These include construction of a 1,400-foot canopy walk, visitor center, apple orchard, playground, café, and more. Visitors will enjoy new perspectives of nature as they rise 40 feet above the forest floor on the longest fully-accessible canopy walk in the nation.
Whiting Forest is owned and operated by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio in Midland, Mich, invites you through the architectural studio and private residence of noted 20th century architect Alden B. Dow. This building's geometric planes and angles, complementing the lines in nature, are accented by Dow's creative use of rich color, glass, wood and his unique unit block system. By unifying the building with the natural elements that surround it, you become integrated and placed into these elements from within.
Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of our natural and cultural resources as relevant to the Saginaw Valley's ecosystems, to promote environmental awareness and to foster responsible stewardship.