AAA Editor Notes
Dow Gardens is next to Midland Center for the Arts at 1809 Eastman Ave.; Whiting Forest is .25 mi. n. on Eastman Ave. On display are 1,800 species of flowers and shrubs on 110 landscaped acres. Features include a children’s garden, rose garden, waterfall and stream, historic bridges, herb garden and seasonal butterfly house. Whiting Forest offers 40 acres of forest, hiking trails, ponds, a covered bridge, a visitor center and an observation tower.
Guided tours of Dow Gardens, Whiting Forest or both locations are available by appointment and require a minimum of five people. Tours of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Home (The Pines) also are available.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.