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Friendship Botanic Gardens

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Address: 2055 E US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360-2152
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+1 219-878-9885

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Lovely gardens

Visited there on a Wednesday which is free admission. Walked several short loops. Would have spent more time but it was raining. Would go back.

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Whiting Indiana
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful setting for weddings, hiking, exploring and appreciating nature. Have attended a variety of events from the Halloween Haunted Trails to the Maple Syrup exhibit to concerts in the evenings.

Thank Outdoorexplorer2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I love taking my daughter and dog on walks here! All the gardens are well kept and absolutely beautiful! Have been here quite a few times for walks and events and I have never been disappointed! Actually I am having my wedding here in August!! Can't wait!

Thank Haley R
Elmhurst, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I have attended various concerts at the Gardens. Such a beautiful venue and always fun wonderful music! Arrive early and set up your chairs/picnic blankets. Then take a leisurely stroll around the various Gardens and enjoy the beautiful landscaping. You can even bring a casual picnic dinner for your family or buy reasonable food while at the event. A 'must... More 

Thank familyofsong
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Took 2 mile hike on the trails. Very well done. We attended the educational events for kids and went to beer fest and music concerts. Awesome venue! Will continue my membership and look forward to this year's events.

Thank Outdoors66
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have heard a buzz about the Gardens being revitalized in the last year and that can be confirmed! They have many new Board Members who are working hard to raise money for this primarily Volunteer based non-profit from what a staff member told me during my visit. There are great trails and areas to hike, and it's in so... More 

Thank naturelover7531
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I can not express enough how wonderful this place is. I am the mother of the bride who just had her daughters wedding here. this is the most beautiful place around. The staff was so helpful, the things they did to make this wedding perfect was unbelievable. Anyone thinking of having there wedding outdoors please check this place out. I... More 

Thank KimA139
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I got married here. It has beautiful gardens to visit that offer a variety of plants that are themed by culture.

Thank cody z
Whiting Indiana
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Visited there on a Wednesday which is free admission. Walked several short loops. Would have spent more time but it was raining. Would go back.

Thank amysmom50
Hobart, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Gardens are very pretty, prob less of lord flowers depending what X of year you go. Closed three months of year. Have gardens from many countries. Host weddings there. $6 to get in but Wednesdays free. Walking paths, ponds, waterfalls, various types of flowers, well worth checking out

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Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Seven of us strolled through the gardens while visiting the area. Beautiful plantings with statues, gazebos and bells. We rang the bells and heard others do also as we made our way around. Beautiful setting for weddings and other occasions. They do need a few more volunteers to maintain the grounds in a bit better shape. However we were not... More 

Thank Beth M

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