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Friendship Botanic Gardens

  • 2055 East US Highway 12
  • Michigan City, IN 46361

Explore 105 acres of nature's splendor at Friendship Botanic Gardens. Winding nature trails take visitors through forested valleys and hillsides to lovingly cultivated formal gardens along the banks or Trail Creek. The grounds are home to historic Heritage Gardens commemorating cultures around the world, along with brand new plots like the ArcelorMittal Children's Garden, an interactive arena for nature-based play experiences. Friendship Botanic Gardens is an idyllic setting for picnics, hiking, meditation, as well as momentous cultural events like the annual Lyric Opera of Chicago concert. Planning your special day? The scenic vistas of Friendship Botanic Gardens are an unforgettable backdrop for weddings and other special events. The ecologically rich old-growth forests and wetlands that surround the gardens are the perfect natural classroom for environmental education events like our annual Monarch Butterfly Bonanza. Become a member for access to the grounds year-round. Members also have access to the world class trout and salmon fishing along nearly 2,000 feet of Trail Creek shoreline. Pets on a leash are welcome.

Haunted Trails and Ghost Stories

  • October 28, 2017
  • Location: Friendship Botanic Gardens
  • Address: 2055 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360

Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a spooktacular evening of family fun. Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a night of family-fri... View Details

Thanksgiving Turkey Walk and Native American Heritage Celebration

  • November 23, 2017
  • Location: Friendship Botanic Gardens
  • Address: 2055 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360

Join Friendship Botanic Gardens as they host a free celebration of Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. Kids will have the chance to embar... View Details

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