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A Legacy of Beauty

Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, an award-winning children’s garden, towering pines, and delightful water features. Your admission includes access to Whiting Forest,  home to the longest canopy walk in the United States.


Annual Pass $20.00
Adult daily $10.00
Kids (6-17) $2.00
College Students $2.00 (with valid i.d.)
Kids (5 & under) FREE
Reserve your admission online

You are not required to purchase your admission in advance. However, during periods of peak visitation limited walk-up tickets may be available.

Annual admission cards are available to purchase online, in person at either Visitor Center, or by calling (989) 631-2677.


Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens are open all year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The grounds of the Gardens will also be closed for an annual maintenance day on the fourth Tuesday of September. Weather-related closures may occur.

Nov. 1 - April 14

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

April 15 - Labor Day

9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Sept. 3 - Oct. 31

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Getting Here

Visitors centers for Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest, along with parking, can be found on the map below. Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest are connected via a pedestrian bridge for convenient travel through the campus.
Aerial of Childrens Garden
Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Whiting Forest Canopy Walk
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
2203 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640