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Begin your botanical tour within Dow Gardens' 110-acre oasis. See 22,000 bulbs emerging each spring — plus 35,000 annuals in spring & summer — and pack a picnic to enjoy on the grassy lawns. Stroll the Color, Rose, and Estate Gardens, among others, and pause to snap pictures of architectural bridges and tranquil water features.
Visit the Jo Anne and Donald Petersen Sculpture Garden at Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum to experience botanical beds graced by gorgeous bronze sculpture. Enjoy the fresh air (and the views) before exploring even more inside the Museum!Read More +
As if the art inside this Georgian-Revival mansion weren't enough, its Italianate gardens offer even more eye-candy! Walk the beautifully hedged garden rows (and spot blooms like Japanese anemone) before exploring the Museum's permanent collection and rotating art exhibitions.
Stroll in serenity at the Japanese Cultural Center. Tucked along the peaceful banks of Lake Linton, these Japanese gardens are considered some of the most authentic in North America! Wander past the bamboo gates to weeping cherry blossoms and tranquil water features — and reserve time for a Traditional Tea Ceremony.Read More +
Centered around a sparkling pool and fountain anchored by Marshall M. Fredericks' sculpture, this manicured rose garden includes over 200 rose bushes, alongside flowering shrubs, trees, and plants. Watch for annual events like Art & Garden Festival or Jazz in the Garden!Read More +
Stroll through Downtown Frankenmuth to take in the beauty of 200+ hanging flower baskets — or cruise through Midland Blooms, a 2.5-mile floral corridor that flanks both sides of Eastman Avenue in bright pops of color! You could also enjoy elaborate gardens at Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance, complete with a shaded pergola and reflecting pool.
Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
120 Ezra Rust Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601