Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 138,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which takes visitors four stories high to stroll along the nation’s longest canopy walk.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
The longest in the nation, a 1,400-foot canopy walk overlooks 54 acres of forest trails, ponds, meadows, and an apple orchard with the highest point being 40 feet above the ground. The opening the culmination of four years of planning, construction, and a $20 million investment that embodies the legacy of giving by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.