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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
+1 269-695-6491
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Trying hard

This is a small botanic garden in southwest Michigan. I appreciate the work they are trying to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel B
via mobile
Nice Place to Visit

The reason for the 3 Rating instead of the 4 Rating is because my wife and I thought that The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Lenox, Illinois
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A living museum of delicate ecosystems.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“herb garden” (6 reviews)
“nice trails” (3 reviews)
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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
+1 269-695-6491
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small botanic garden in southwest Michigan. I appreciate the work they are trying to do, but the quality is not high. The garden areas are actually quite small, and most of them are unremarkable. The plants are unlabeled (except in the herb...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason for the 3 Rating instead of the 4 Rating is because my wife and I thought that The Fernwood Botanical Gardens would have more gardens than what they had. We are used to seeing the gardens at the Chicago Botanical Gardens and at...More

Thank cwillini
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday morning in June. Many blooms, and several lovely paths to follow. I lingered the longest at the model railroad, which was unique. The actual botanical garden portions were more modest than I expected, however, and we didn't have the time...More

Thank Momica P
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I heard about this place and decided to bring my girls for a visit on their first day of summer break. What a special place! We really loved exploring the gardens and the different sculptures and art pieces. Peaceful hiking along the trails - especially...More

Thank bosoxgirl79
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been visiting Fernwood for years. I actually just let my "pet" turtle loose in one of their ponds. It's a great place for a relaxing walk or a light lunch. Keep an eye out for Chompy at the pond!

Thank des49120
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I go to Fernwood at least once every year with my Grandma and I love it! There are several different gardens to choose from, or you could just go to all of them. Among my favorites are the herb garden or the train garden. And...More

1  Thank cooperharrington6
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely place to spend an afternoon in nature! What you see varies greatly according to the season. The train garden is a special treat when it is operational.

Thank jc0ffen
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful in all seasons. Explore the many trails in the tranquil setting. Spy numerous wildlife. Spring and summer bring lovely flowers, fall foliage is amazing and Christmas at Fernwood is always a treat. Great gift shop, too!

Thank April V
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fernwood is a very kid friendly place. You can take hikes on trails and observe wildlife. You can also take a board walk out onto a stand to look into the Saint Joe River. They also have summer camps during the summers.

Thank KaylaTrip
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great spot for our book club field trip. Wonderful gardens and great food at the cafe. Nice walking trails.

Thank Mary D
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