Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, towering pines, and delightful water features including The Pines, home of Herbert H. and Grace Dow, and Whiting Forest.
In 1899, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow built The Pines, the first and only home they ever owned. Their home grew and changed along with them, but always served as the heart of this dynamic and enterprising family. Within its walls, Grace Dow raised their children and outside Herbert conducted experiments in fruit-growing and developed gardens, which continue to welcome guests today.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens features 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, apple orchard, meadows, and stream. Guests of all ages and abilities are immersed in the forest on the nation's longest canopy walk, 1,400 feet long, soaring up to 40 feet above the ground. Other features include a playground, apple orchard, Cafe, and two pedestrian bridges.