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!

Friday Storytime

Every friday at 10:00AM - Included with admisison or purchase of an annual pass


Join us in the Children’s Garden and listen to fun stories. Then, busy yourself with exciting activities like running through a sprinkler, harvesting vegetables, or showing off your fairy or superhero costumes!​ Late fall/Winter storytime is held in our visitor's center.




Winter Walking Club 

November 15 thru February 18


Register at The Dow Garden's gift shop and join The Winter Walking Club! You will receive credit equal to 1% off of your gift shop purchase each time you walk more than 10 minutes in Dow Gardens. You may accumulate a maximum of 20% each coupon. You may then begin working on subsequent coupons.


Please check in at the desk, each time you walk, to receive your credit. 



December 5 - January 3rd


Stroll through beautiful Dow Gardens to the warm conservatory filled with a dramatic display of poinsettias including a 13-foot poinsettia tree.






The Christmas Village display, located in our visitor's center, was created by Blue Dingman and Ann Schoren. More than 180 hours are invested in the creation of this special exhibit. The village, which is comprised of more than 100 hand-painted houses and landscaped exquisitely, will be open to the public to view  through December 31. Meet the artists and be inspired to create your own exquisite diorama  on Sunday, November 29 1:30 - 3:30PM!



2015 Christmas Walk 

December 10, 11, 12  with Silent Nights (no choirs) December 18 and 19  5:00PM - 7:30PM


Stroll along candlelit pathways, listen to local groups carol, see spotlighted trees and bridges.  Kids can meet Santa’s reindeer on December 10 and 11 during the event! 


Warm up in the Conservatory amid a dramatic 17-foot poinsettia display. This is a free family event; a gift to the community from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.


December 18 and 19 are silent nights (no choirs.)