Banner Photo taken at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Gardens Enhance the Beauty of Our State
There are hundreds of Public and Private Gardens open to the public in the state of Michigan.  They are scattered all over the state so no matter where you are you can take advantage of many interesting places to explore and learn.  This page contains a list of Public and Private Gardens open to the public in the State of Michigan.  For your convenience, the garden list is arranged by the area of the state where they are located: Southeast Michigan, Lansing/Central Michigan, West Michigan, Flint, Tri-Cities and The Thumb, Northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula. Just click on the name of the garden and be connected to their website.

Southeast Michigan
Arjay Miller Arboretum - Dearnborn MI (313) 322-3920 [Ford Motor Company]
Bennett Arboretum - Northville, MI (734) 261-1990
Cranbrook House and Gardens - Bloomfield Hills, MI (248) 645-3149  
Detroit Zoological Institute - Royal Oak, MI (248) 398-0903  
Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate - Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (313) 884-4222 
Fair Lane, the Henry Ford Estate: Dearborn, MI (313) 593-5000
Finlandia Gardens - Farmington Hills, MI   (248) 977-1337
Fisher Mansion and Bhaktivendanta Cultural Center - Detroit, MI (313) 331-6740
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum - Dearborn, MI (313) 271-1620
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - U of M Ann Arbor, MI (734) 647-7600 
McLaren Garden of Healing and Renewal - Clarkston, MI  
Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens - Rochester, MI (248) 364-6200
Planterra Conservatory - West Bloomfield, MI (248) 661-1515
Slayton Arboretum of Hillsdale College - Hillsdale, MI (517) 437-7341 
Wayne County Extension Satellite Office - Wayne, MI (734) 727-7238  
Westcroft Gardens - Grosse Ile, MI (734) 676-2444   
Whitcomb Conservatory - Detroit, MI (313) 822-2548

Lansing/Central Michigan
Curwood Castle Park - Owosso, MI (517) 723-8844  
Ella Sharp Park - Jackson, MI (517) 787-2320 
Frances Park Memorial Garden - Lansing, MI (517) 483-4277
The Iris Warehouse - Williamston, MI (517) 648-1920
Mann House Museum Gardens - Concord, MI (517) 524-8943  
Michigan State University Gardens - East Lansing, MI (517) 355-9582
     *W. J. Beal Botanical Garden - East Lansing, MI
     *Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum - East Lansing, MI
     *Hidden Lake Gardens - Tipton, MI (517) 431-2060
     *Horticultural Demonstration Garden - East Lansing, MI (517) 355-5191

West Michigan
Aman Park - Grand Rapids MI (616) 456-3696
Branstrom Arboretum - Fremont, MI (231) 924-2101
Brook Lodge: Augusta, MI (269) 731-2200
Fernwood Botanic Garden - Niles, MI (616) 695-6491  
Five Senses Garden - Kalamazoo, MI [a public school]  
Frederik Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids, MI (888) 957-1580
Grand Ideas Garden - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 336-3265
Hager Park and Arboretum - Hudsonville, MI (616) 738-4000 
Irving Park - Battle Creek, MI (616) 966-3431  
John Ball Zoo - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 336-4301  
Kellogg Experimental Forest - Augusta, MI (269) 731-4597  
Leila Arboretum - Battle Creek, MI (269) 969-0270  
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum 903 S. Bailey Ave. South Haven
Lillian Anderson Arboretum - Kalamazoo, MI (269) 337-7012  
Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary - White Cloud, MI  
McDuffee Gardens - Kalamazoo, MI (800) 461-0621
Monet Garden - Muskegon, MI
Veldheer Tulip Garden - Holland, MI (616) 399-1900
Windmill Island - Holland, MI (616) 355-1030  

Flint, Tri-Cities and The Thumb
Andersen Enrichment Center and Lucille E. Andersen Memorial Garden: Saginaw (517) 759-1362
Applewood - The C.S. Mott Estate 1400 East Kearsley St. Flint
Dahlia Hill - Midland, MI (989) 631-0100
Display Gardens on Suncrest - Lapeer, MI
Dow Gardens - Midland , MI (800) 362-487
Saginaw Art Museum - Saginaw, MI (989) 754-2491  
Tokushima Saginaw Friendship Garden and Japanese Tea House - Saginaw, MI   (906) 226-6531

Northern Lower Peninsula
Botanical Garden Society of Northwest MI - Traverse City
Castle Gardens at Castle Farms - Charlevoix, MI (231) 237-0884  
Island Park - Alpena, MI

Upper Peninsula
Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, MI (906) 847-3331  
Marquette Park - Mackinac Island, MI (231) 436-4100 
Sunken Garden - Marquette Branch Prison Marquette, MI (906) 226-6531