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


Sculpture in Motion

NOW through September, 2014


More than 20 wind-induced pieces by artist Peter Griz are gracing the Dow Gardens landscape this summer! Designs are unique and hand hammered using dissimilar metals of copper and stainless steel, then fused together generating sculptural symmetry.


The exhibit is included with your admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of annual pass. Select pieces available for purchase. Inquire at (989) 631-2677 or



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Outdoor Movie Night 

Friday June 27th,  Friday July 25th, Friday August 29th


Bring a blanket and/or a chair and enjoy a movie beneath the stars! These movies utilize a state-of-the-art 36' projection screen and take place in the concert area of Dow Gardens, which overlooks beautiful Daffodil Hill. 


Included with Dow Gardens Admission and/or purchase of an annual pass!  Remember, students with i.d. and kids ages 6-17 are just $1.00! 


Friday, July 25th 9:15PM - The Lego Movie


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Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts

Every Wednesday  12:00PM - 1:30PM   June 4th thru August 20th


Pack a picnic or purchase a boxed lunch and enjoy a lunchtime concert in the dappled shade of the Birch Grove.  A different musical group is featured every week. 


Please bring a chair or a blanket for these informal concerts.   






Folk Music Sunday

Sunday, July 6 and Sunday, August 3   4:00PM - 6:00PM


Get ready for a toe-tappin' good time as you stroll through the Dow Gardens listening to musicians from the Folk Music Society of Midland perform in various sites throughtout the landscape.


Included with admission to Dow Gardens and/or annual pass. 








Yoga in Dow Gardens

Tuesdays & Thursdays    Session 2,  July 1 thru July 31  | Session 3,  August 5 thru 30th


This yoga class will move to a different area of Dow Gardens each week taking advantage of the scenic beauty. In the event of rain, the class will be held in The Dow Garden's historic barn classroom. Please pre-register at MidMichigan's Employee Fitness Center or call 989 837 9114.


$30.00 per session with purchase of a $10.00 annual admission pass.