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.