Classes & Events

The garden is open year round, and we have a ton of great events lined up for 2014.  Keep checking back to learn more about what's happening here at Dow Gardens!  Make sure you also visit the  EVENTS FOR KIDS PAGE

2014 Butterflies in Bloom 

Now thru April 20th, 2014, 10:00AM - 8:00PM daily, 

You’re invited to experience thousands of colorful butterflies, from around the world, in the Dow Gardens Conservatory. See them emerge from their chrysalids and take their first flights. This amazing exhibit features over 150 species of butterflies and moths from around the globe. For more information, and a list of events taking place during the exhibit, click below.




2014 annual pass applies.   TEACHERS CLICK HERE >



Cooking Class with Donna Frawley 

April 21, May 5, May 19, and June 2, 2014    6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Join Frawley's Fine Herbary, at Whiting Forest, for these fun cooking demonstrations that include an insight into history, culture, food, and tradition. Arrive hungy!


Topics include:  April 21, Fool-Proof Recipes  |   May 5, Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Food  |  May 19th, Farm to Table  June 2, Picnic Foods


The cost is $30.00 per person or $100.00 for all four classes.  Register by calling 989.631.2677




2014 Festival of the Senses   

Friday, May 30th, 2014   6:00PM - 9:00PM   $40.00 per person

Join us for this amazing springtime event! Brys Estate, Blackstar Farms, and Peninsula Cellars will be among the myriad of wineries and breweries delighting the taste buds at the 2014 Festival of the Senses.


Visitors will have opportunity to taste Michigan wines, sample gourmet appetizers, all in a beautiful outdoor setting. Come stroll the luminary-lined pathways to the music of Empty Canvas performing live as they create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.


Stay tuned for ticket purchasing information!