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Dow Gardens

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United States of America - Michigan - Midland

Institution Code: DOWM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Dow Gardens

Mission Statement:

The Dow Gardens exist to preserve the history, enhance the horticultural beauty and share the educational and leisure time opportunities of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow estate. ​

Main Address:
Dow Gardens
1018 West Main Street
Michigan 48640 United States of America

Telephone: (989) 631-2677
Fax: (989) 631-0675
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Elizabeth Lumbert, Managing Director
    Curator's Name: Karin Johnson
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Karin Johnson
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1899
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 45 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.6208650
    Longitude: -84.2543580
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Whiting Forest of the Dow Gardens, 2303 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 6400
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2100
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes