May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9
Tuesday Walks with Senior Horticulturist, Chuck Martin
Enjoy an informal stroll through Dow Gardens with Senior Horticulturist, Chuck Martin. Included with your admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of an annual pass.  This is a drop-in event. Reservations are not required. 
May 26 - August 25
The Pines Book Club 
Enjoy a summer reading and discussion series of superb literature, infused with nature. Meeting once a month on the porch of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow home, the group will hold intimate discussions of the months chosen book. May 26th will explain the series and provide the series’ chosen book list.
May 24 - June 23, June 28 - July 28, August 2 - September 1
Yoga in the Garden 
This class will meet at the Dow Gardens Visitor Center and walk to various sections of Dow Gardens. This class is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Getting up and down from the ground, standing on one leg and performing squats should be easy tasks for participants.
For more information please call 989.837.9114
Wednesdays, June 8 - August 10
Crafty Wednesdays   
An opportunity for children to do a small, take home craft each week. Aimed for children ages 5 and up! Included with your admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of an annual pass. 
June 12, July 10, August 14
Pines Summer Concert Series
A new series advocating Michigan based musicians as they perform original work in the refreshing atmosphere of Dow Gardens. 
June 22 - August 24
Beginner's Insect Collecting 
Join entomologist Elly Maxwell for a summer-long weekly class geared towards young entomologists.  Learn to collect, pin, preserve, and identify insect critters!  A focus on life cycle, biology, and ecology enhance the experience.  Bring your curious mind, and be ready to explore!
June 28, July 21, August 16
Kids Tree Climbing 
Adventure upward into the trees in this rare outdoor experience! Helmets, child-size climbing harnesses, and guidance will be provided by a trained specialist.

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August 25
Bug Safari
On this epic safari through the gardens, participants will find insects in their natural habitat and observe their behaviors, qualities and quirks.  This fun-filled class is great for ages 8 and up, accompanied by an adult.



December 1-22, 2017
The Pines Christmas Tours
If you've never toured The Pines Home, this holiday season is the perfect time to do so!  New this year, the home will be decorated with our interpretation of an early pines Christmas. All are welcome!


November 21, 2017
The World of Herbert Dow
The world changed immensely during Herbert Dow’s life. He saw the invention of the automobile, electricity, and airplanes.  Join our Historian, Samantha Engel, to learn how other revolutionary individuals changed the world during Herbert Dow’s time.
November 1-30, 2017
Annual Photo Contest 
A community favorite and open to individuals of all ages.  All photo entries are reviewed based on creativity, quality, originality, and must showcase the unique beauty of the Dow Gardens.  Enter your photo for a chance to win!


December 2, 2017
Step into The Pines, the home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and be transported to a Christmas from another time. Smell the real pine decorations, taste wassail, and listen to traditional carols.

December 14 & 22, 2017
Christmas by Candlelight 
Christmas stories told by the warm glow of candlelight is sure to place all in a festive mood. Readings of classic tales performed throughout the The Pines home and seasonal refreshments provided.

December 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017
Christmas Walk  
Stroll the gently-illuminated pathway. Be sure to warm up in the festive conservatory and experience a dramatic display of poinsettias! There is no fee for this annual gift to the community. 


Bring your group (5 or more) for an in-depth, guided exploration of the garden. Discover how Herbert Dow expanded his estate over the years in this hour-long exclusive walking tour.  

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Join us for an in-depth, guided exploration of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow home, which is otherwise not accessible to the public. Learn how the Dow's expanded and furnished the residence.  Tours of the Pines take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10AM as well as Fridays at 11:00AM and 12:00PM. 

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Just $10.00, per individual, for the calendar year!
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