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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

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Opens in 12 min: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Enjoyed the gardens and outdoor concert

Attended a free outdoor brass quintet concert here sponsored by WAUS. The grounds were beautiful... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Robert J
Lake Jackson, United States
A Treasure

This garden is a pure gem. Visiting with a7 and 5 year old, they loved it. The staff member in the... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Saint Louis
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“herb garden”(7 reviews)
“relaxing walk”(2 reviews)
A living museum of delicate ecosystems.
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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
+1 269-695-6491
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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.

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

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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

1  Thank jzachow
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

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!

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.

2  Thank HattieOxford
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Banquet room good food and service includes access to the gardens. Has many walking paths and plants for sale

Thank Bonzer
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Fernwood is a lovely place to walk a trail, enjoy the gardens, or look at local artists exhibiting in the gallery. People are usually surprised that we have such a gem here in our little community. It's beautiful in every season!

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed November 13, 2017

It's been a couple of years since I've been to Fernwood, so I ran it past one of my buddies for a stop on our little sports car fall tours. He was all for it. It was cold the day we stopped for a hike....More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a small botanic garden in southwest Michigan. I appreciate the work they are trying to do, but the quality is not high. The garden areas are actually quite small, and most of them are unremarkable. The plants are unlabeled (except in the herb...More

Thank Rachel B
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