Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Brook Lodge, located in Auguste, Michigan, was the former home of Dr. W. E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn company. It is now a hotel and conference center belonging to Minchigan State University's division of Housing and Food Service.
While it may seem a little odd to visit a conference center's gardens, they are really quite beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The property covers 637 acres, and contains trees, waterfalls, and many beautiful flowers, including irises and peonies. Brook Lodge is a popular site for weddings, and if you visit, you will see why.
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.