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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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This visit was for the hiking.

It's been a couple of years since I've been to Fernwood, so I ran it past one of my buddies for a... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Frank D
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Indiana
Trying hard

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

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Rachel B
via mobile
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A living museum of delicate ecosystems.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“herb garden” (7 reviews)
“summer camps” (2 reviews)
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13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9020
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+1 269-695-6491
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's been a couple of years since I've been to Fernwood, so I ran it past one of my buddies for a stop on our little sports car fall tours. He was all for it. It was cold the day we stopped for a hike....More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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