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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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A sweet place to go and enjoy nature.

Not exactly the Chicago Botanical Garden but a sweet place to go and enjoy nature. I'm partial to... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Svensota
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Wilmette, Illinois
Family time outside!

Breakfast with Santa every year and my son proposed to his girlfriend here. Beautiful location... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
athornton2008
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Niles, Michigan
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A living museum of delicate ecosystems.
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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Not exactly the Chicago Botanical Garden but a sweet place to go and enjoy nature. I'm partial to the natural sculpture of a 1000 twigs, and the choo-choo trains. There are a number of pleasant trails as well as gardens. The little cafe in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Breakfast with Santa every year and my son proposed to his girlfriend here. Beautiful location during all seasons.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank athornton2008
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a great place for all ages to enjoy nature. They have programs available (at cost usually) and you can get a yearly membership for multiple family members reasonably. They have a brand new nature building and great walking paths!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DebbieAustin
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

There are miles of gorgeous views walking through this park. The gardens are exploding with color! There is a neat miniature village with train and even venues for weddings. Recently went for the first time and I was not disappointed!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alise G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Attended a free outdoor brass quintet concert here sponsored by WAUS. The grounds were beautiful. If I lived here, I would be a member and enjoy the seasonal changes in the gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert J
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This garden is a pure gem. Visiting with a7 and 5 year old, they loved it. The staff member in the Nature Center was wonderful with the kids and had them mesmerized by the turtle and bee hive. He really knew how to connect with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is wonderful. Off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Plus we were able to use our MInnesota Landscape Arboretum membership to get in, through the American Horticultural Society’s reciprocal admissions program. (Traveling gardeners: Join your local arboretum/botanical garden to take advantage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Fernwood was such a hidden surprise. This is a woodlands garden in it's very natural state unlike some created botanical gardens I have visited. There are many trails to walk along and they vary quite a bit. The creek by the water wheel was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharon P
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We were here to celebrate the life of a great lady! She volunteered here & they graciously hosted their facility. Gorgeous grounds, the many sounds of birds, and beautiful flowers! Just a great place!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank xraycers
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect place for all ages. There are beautiful gardens, lovely trails and many activities for children. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Check out the website for multiple special events also.

Date of experience: June 2018
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