Dow gardens visitor center

Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Alden B. Dow, architect laureate and fifth child of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow, designed the Dow Gardens Visitor Center in 1979 as part of a larger revitalization project to transform the gardens from a private residence to a public garden. Today, the Dow Gardens Visitor Center welcomes over 300,000 guests per year!

The Visitor Center features a gift shop, an exhibit gallery, and a photographic history of the Dow family. We encourage you to stop by the exhibit before beginning your journey through Dow Gardens.

Dow Gardens Audio Tour
  1. Visitor Center & Gift Shop
  2. Birch Grove
  3. Boulder Pass & Waterfall
  4. Streamside
  5. Conservatory
  6. Secret Garden
  7. Herb Garden
  8. Sun Bridge
  9. The Pines
  10. The Yew Maze
  11. Willow Wedding Site
  12. Red Bridge Overlook & The Maze
  13. Founders' Circle
  14. The Bumps
  15. Observation Island
  16. Wedding Peninsula
  17. Rhododendron Trail
  18. Children's Garden
  19. Rose Garden & Trial Beds
  20. Rose Garden Bridge
  21. Orange Bridge Overlook & The Snake Creek Floodplain
  22. Orchard
  23. Mini Pines
  24. Wildflower Meadow
  25. Playground
  26. Forest Trails
  27. Covered Bridge
  28. Canopy Walk
  29. Education Center