Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve


Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is located in Niles, Michigan.  It covers 105 acres along the St. Joseph River Valley.  Only eight acres are landscaped.  The rest are miles and miles of trails.  It was voted Best Hiking and Best Family Outing in A Leader Publications 2013 Best of the Best readers poll.  On the eight landscaped acres, visitors can see a Japanese garden, hosta garden, lilac garden, lily pond, and an herb garden featuring over 200 types of herbs. Every season offers something new.  In the spring, the daffodils and primroses offer a nice splash of color.  In the summer, the perennials are in bloom.  Autumn is the peak season for ornamental grasses.


The garden is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $7.00 per adult and $4.00 per child.


14 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry,

    Is it me, or is that human Alex everywhere...

    I wonder if I would be allowed to take my human to such a nice looking place. I could probably get him in for $4.00.

    A peaceful Sunday to you.

    Penny with the glowing green eyes :)

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    1. Alex is everywhere! That's why he's the Ninja Captain! $4.00 for your human? Good luck with that!

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  2. Oh I'd love to hike there. It looks like a beautiful place.

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  3. Oh my gorgeous! Do you think anyone would mind if I moved there? I could be real quite and invisible-like. Just to write every day in an environment like that... That's almost better than cheese.

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    1. Ha! I'd like to move there, too. I bet it would be so relaxing!

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  4. I'd like to visit the herb garden and discover their secret. I tried to grow a basil plant and killed the poor thing in less than a month.

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    1. Poor basil plant! Maybe it was watered too much.

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  5. today is a good day for a hike - wish I could go there right now.

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  6. I once owned a garden that was 105 acres. Of course, when I woke up it was gone. It was the strangest thing.

    There's nothing like a beautiful garden.

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    1. Ha! It's funny how gardens do that. ;)

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