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




Basil Basics!

Thursday, August 21st  11:30AM


Join Dow Gardens’ herb garden horticulturist Karin Johnson, and entomologist Elly Maxwell, in a free pesto making demonstration Thursday, August 21st, at 11:30AM in the Dow Garden's barn classroom. Learn the basics of growing basil, and sample the different varieties of basil grown in our herb garden trials. Try our pesto recipe and take some basil home to make your own pesto!


This program is included with your admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of annual pass. This is a drop-in event. Reservations are not required. 



Outdoor Movie Night 

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, August 29th 8:30PM - Divergent 


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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.   






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)!