Monday, March 25, 2013

Dow Gardens

Dow Gardens, in Midland, Michigan, is one of Michigan's best kept secrets.  This restful place covers about 110 acres, and was created in 1899 by Herbert Dow, founder of Dow Chemical.  Visitors can enjoy rhododendrons, crab apple trees, perrenial flowers, a rose garden, a children's garden,  a waterfall, ornate and colorful bridges, and a conservatory for tropical plants.



The gardens are open year round from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM.  Admission for adults is $5.00, and for children, $1.00. 

12 comments:

  1. Dow Chemicals has a garden? Wonder if they use chemicals?

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  2. That looks so peaceful and pretty, especially with the water.

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    1. That is a particularly pretty bridge!

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  3. Wauw that looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Wow, I didn't know that they had a garden. I guess it is a well kept secret. Looks beautiful.

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    1. Since it's in your state, you'll have to visit!

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  5. very pretty. Nothing like corporate family money to sponsor beautiful places.

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    1. It's nice they've used that money to create something so beautiful!

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