Mini pines

Mini Pines

Fondly referred to as the “Mini Pines,” this building houses our irrigation equipment. The structure was intentionally designed to resemble The Pines, the historic home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow. We invite you to stand on the front porch of the “Mini Pines” and take in the views of the surrounding Orchard.

Guided tours of the actual Pines Home are offered throughout the year. For more information regarding Pines Home tours, please give us a call at 989.631.2677, visit our website at, or ask our friendly Visitor Center staff!

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