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




Admission Card Contest

Now through September 24TH!


Did you capture the essence of The Dow Gardens? Your artwork could be on the 2015 admission card! All entries must be accompanied by a signed 2015 Participant Information and Release form.


To download the form along with a list of rules and guidelines, click below (pdf)!






Savor, Sip, and Save!

November 19th,  1:00PM - 6:00PM


Beat the holiday rush and relax in the comfort of The Dow Garden's Visitor's Center. Sip on free samples of Tea Forte and savor complimentary chocolate. You'll receive an in-store coupon valuing up to 30% off your purchases. Unique gifts include glasswork by artist Craig Mitchell Smith, all-nature soaps and lotions, jewelry, candles, sweatshirts, books, t-shirts, gardening specialty items, and a wide assortment of Michigan-made products.





2014 Christmas Walk

December 11th, 12th, and 13th  and Silent Nights (no music) December 19th, 20th


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 and is the garden's gift to the community each year via The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.  



Spend a Day with Santa's Reindeer

December 11th, and 12th


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.