Fernwood Botanical Garden
Fernwood’s mission is to enrich people's lives by awakening and deepening their appreciation of nature.
About Fernwood Botanical Garden
Fernwood Botanical Garden’s mission is to enrich people’s lives by awakening and deepening their appreciation of nature. The gardens, just 90 minutes from Chicago’s downtown, are located in Berrien County Michigan, which is famous for its fruit production, wine country, and lakeshore communities. Fernwood comprises 105 acres of gardens and natural areas and is a birder’s paradise. The property features at least 10 unique ecosystems and 36 plant species that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has deemed threatened, endangered, and plants of special concern. Visitors may enjoy Fernwood’s natural areas with miles of walking and hiking trails, garden paths that wind throughout special botanical collections, and a visit to the Sims Education Center for drop-in educational features and a bird viewing area at the wooded edge of the preserve.