Classes & Events

The garden is open year round, and we have a ton of great events lined up!  Keep checking back to learn more about what's happening!

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Winter Walking Club

October 13th - February 28th


Register today to join the Dow Gardens winter walking club!  Each time you walk (more than 10 minutes) you'll receive 1% off of your gift shop purchases. Participants may accumulate a total of 20% before working on subsequent discounts.  Gift shop items include Michigan-made candles, sweaters, hats, gloves, toys, books, and gardening products. Learn more by downloading the brochure (pdf.) 






Friday Storytime

Fridays at 10:00AM


Join in the fun with nature-themed stories, crafts, and more!  Open to all ages with a parent.  Storytime is held on Fridays, at 10:00AM, throughout the year with a short pause during our Butterflies and Bloom Exhibit. Storytime will not be held on Friday, November 28th or Friday, December 26th. 





2014 Christmas Walk

December 11th, 12th, and 13th  and Silent Nights (no music) December 19th, 20th    5:00PM - 7:30PM 


Don't miss the annual light display in Dow Gardens! Stroll through the pathways lined with luminaries. See trees and bridges beautifully illuminated. Listen to choirs and musical ensembles perform Christmas music. Activities include a visit from real live reindeer. 


This is a free family event!



Spend a Day with Santa's Reindeer

December 11th, and 12th, 2014   5:00PM - 7:30PM


Bring family and friends for a visit with real live reindeer Thursday and Friday December 11th and 12th. Don't forget your camera! 


This event coincides with the annual Christmas Walk. There is no charge for admission.


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Glass Blowing Demonstration

December 19th, 2014


Stop by on December 19th, during the 2014 annual Christmas walk. Tim Drier, glass artist, will be giving visitors a live Christmas ornament glass blowing demonstration in the Dow Gardens visitor's center.  A select number of pieces will be available for purchase. 


This event coincides with the annual Christmas Walk. There is no charge for admission.



Snow Much to Do

Winter, 2014-2015


There's "Snow" much to do in Midland this holiday season! Would you like a list of exciting wintry events? Visit the Midland Area Marketing Partnership's website to learn more!