Midwest Gardens

Akron: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Akron, Ohio Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Stan Hywet Hall (pronounced “stan hee-wit”, Old English for “stone quarry”), built between 1912 and 1915 by early industrialist and Goodyear co-founder F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The 70 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds […]

Alliance: Sallows Arboretum and Conservatory

Alliance, Nebraska Sallows Arboretum and Conservatory View examples of landscaping with plants and trees that have been specially chosen to thrive in Western Nebraska’s environment. [ info ]

Ames: Reiman Gardens Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa Reiman Gardens Iowa State University One of the largest public gardens in Iowa. This 14-acre garden features a conservatory, eleven specialty gardens, including children’s garden, All American Rose Selections (AARS) Trial and Display Garden, five supporting greenhouses, gift shop, and a café called Hazel’s Kitchen. The 2,500-square-foot indoor Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing is […]

Ann Arbor: Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Ann Arbor, Michigan Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens Visitors to the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan enjoy the more than 5,000 plantsin the collections at the 300-acre Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the 123-acre Nichols Arboretum. The site is known for its historic Peony Collection, Heathdale Collection (species primarily from the Applachian […]

Battle Creek: Leila Arboretum

Battle Creek, Michigan Leila Arboretum Leila Post Montgomery, widow of cereal magnate C.W. Post, donated 72 acres to the City in 1922 for an arboretum. The arboretum and gardens now contain more than 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennial and annual plantings. There’s also a Children’s Garden with a Cupola Science Plaza where visitors discover the scientific […]

Beatrice: Chautauqua Park Arboretum

Beatrice, Nebraska Chautauqua Park Arboretum The 64-acre wooded site, with over 1,200 trees and several perennial beds, is located in south central Beatrice along the banks of the Big Blue River. The park has modern camping facilities, restrooms/showers, picnic shelters, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, softball fields and several playground areas. [ info ]

Bloomfield Hills: Cranbrook House and Gardens

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Cranbrook House and Gardens Although George and Ellen Booth had ink in their veins (the Detroit News, Scripps and Booth publishing) and a life in Detroit, they had their hearts set on a “country estate.” In 1904, they bought a 174-acre farm in Bloomfield Hills and named it Cranbrook, eventually building Cranbrook […]

Brookings: McCrory Gardens and South Dakota Arboretum

Brookings, South Dakota McCrory Gardens and South Dakota Arboretum The Gardens contain approximately 20 acres of formal display gardens and about 45 acres of arboretum. Attractions include The Children’s Maze, designed in the traditional hedge manner and styled after the knee high mazes popular during the Renaissance. It contains 1140 feet of hedges maintained at […]

Chanhassen: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chicago: Chicago Botanic Garden

English Walled Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

More than one million visitors make Chicago Botanic Garden the 2nd most visited in the U.S.

Chicago: Garfield Park Conservatory

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Landscape art under glass in Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory

Cincinnati: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens [ info ]

Cleveland: Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Botanical Garden Unlike other botanical gardens with conservatories that display plants from all regions, The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse in Cleveland Botanical Garden’s focuses on two fragile and diverse ecosystems: the spiny desert of Madagascar and the butterfly-filled rainforest of Costa Rica. This 18,000 square foot conservatory has more than 350 species […]

Clinton: Bickehaupt Arboretum


The Bickelhaupt Arboretum is designated an official waystation for monarch butterflies.

Columbus: Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus, Ohio Franklin Park Conservatory The Franklin Park Conservatory nurtures plants and people. We promote environmental appreciation and ecological awareness for everyone. Our unique botanical collections and gardens provide life-long learning opportunities in a friendly and accessible setting which preserves tradition and provides a refuge for the soul. [ info ]

Columbus: Topiary Park

Topiary Park, Columbus, Ohio

One of most unusual topiary gardens anywhere.

Concord: Northeast Arboretum

Concord, Nebraska Northeast Arboretum This unique site is located 1 1/2 miles east of Concord on the Northeast Research and Extension Center called the Haskell Ag Lab. The site is exposed to the elements and offers a good testing site for trees and shrubs for a rural setting. Part of the arboretum includes a living […]

Davenport: Vander Veer Botanical Park

Davenport, Iowa Vander Veer Botanical Park This 33-acre park’s Rose Garden, accredited by the All-America Rose Selections, features 1800 roses representing approximately 145 varieties. There is also a Children’s Sculpture Garden and Hosta Glade. [ info ]

Detroit: Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Detroit, Michigan Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory The Conservatory and surrounding gardens are located on thirteen acres on Belle Isle in Detroit. Designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1904, the Conservatory itself covers more than one acre, with a central dome 85 feet high dome providing 100,600 cubic feet of display space for large palms […]

Dubuque: Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Marshall Park


Showcasing trees that thrive in the Upper Midwest climate

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