May 1 – September 30 | Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Guided Walking Tours are available for groups of up to 20-25 people and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Tours last approximately one hour and may include up to one mile of walking. Larger groups and/or tours scheduled with less than two weeks’ notice will be accommodated as resources are available.

To schedule a guided tour, please contact the Dow Gardens Group & Tour Program Manager at 989.631.2677.


Tuesday – Friday, 2:30pm

June – August:
Tuesday – Sunday at 10am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Tuesday – Friday at 2:30pm

Enjoy the beauty of Dow Gardens from the comfort of a golf cart! Golf cart tours are available May – September. Maximum of 5 guests per cart tour.

Tours scheduled with less than two weeks’ notice will be accommodated as resources are available. Reservations can be made by calling 989.631.2677.




Educators, we invite you to explore Dow Gardens with your classes and school groups! Teachers may choose to focus on the rich diversity of horticulture, dive into entomology, or take a spin at history. Discover a range of educational opportunities available throughout all four seasons, foster a meaningful connection with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the joy of learning!



Experience Dow Gardens in a new way with our Audio Tour! Dial (989) 495-4300 or listen online to access informative narration about various key locations within the gardens. Explore at your own pace and gain insights into Canopy Walk, the Children's Garden, the historic Dow family home, and more.

Thursdays & Fridays, Mar. - Nov.
11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Step into the world of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow when you tour The Pines, a National Historic Landmark. The home is filled with treasures collected by the Dow family, and trained docents will share the stories that make these artifacts come to life. Visitors will see books read by the Dow children and clothing worn by Grace Dow within the walls they called home. Tours last approximately one hour and will include stairs.

Adults: $8 + garden admission. Children 4-17: $5 + garden admission. Children 3 and under will be admitted at no cost.