Michigan November 24, 2017
Here Are The 9 Most Beautiful Indoor Gardens You’ll Ever See In Michigan
Who says flowers and greenery are only for the great outdoors? Sure, it’s tough to beat the experience of perusing row after row of beautiful plants, but there’s something undeniably charming about setting foot in an indoor garden or greenhouse. Here are nine must-visit indoor gardens in Michigan.
1. Frederik Meijer Gardens (1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids)
This Grand Rapids-based destination truly must be seen to be believed. In addition to a gorgeous outdoor sculpture park, Frederik Meijer Gardens also boasts a variety of stunning indoor plant and flower displays. Step into a tropical climate in the conservatory, explore an arid garden, or relax in the Victorian garden parlor. There’s something here for every member of the family.
2. Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservancy (900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit)
If you find yourself on Detroit’s beautiful Belle Isle, you simply must visit the Whitcomb Conservancy. This indoor wonderland brings the beauty of nature to life with countless flowers, trees, and patches of greenery. Whether you’re exploring the fernery or the tropical room, you’ll have a blast visiting the country’s oldest continually operating conservancy.
3. Fernwood Botanical Gardens (13988 Range Line Road, Niles)
Enter an entirely new world during your visit to the Fernwood Botanical Gardens, which sit on 105 acres of beautiful land. When the weather outside is a bit frightful, you’ll be thrilled to explore this locale’s variety of indoor gardens — from a fern conservatory to a designated winter house, there are all sorts of stunning bits of nature to explore.
4. Saunders Greenhouse (10745 Almena Dr, Kalamazoo)
Looking to explore a variety of beautiful plants and then take home a few for yourself? Look no further than Saunders Greenhouse, which boasts five acres of gorgeous greenery to peruse. This family-owned and operated business has been selling delightful flowers, plants, and more for over 30 years.
5. Planterra Conservatory (7315 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township)
It’s tough to imagine a more breathtaking indoor garden than this one. Planterra is a popular venue for weddings and other special events — and it’s easy to see why. With lush greenery, glass walls, a variety of fountains, and seemingly endless flowers to take your breath away, there’s really nothing not to adore about this one-of-a-kind destination.
6. Koetsiers’ (1601 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids)
This longtime family business in Grand Rapids is a popular spot to buy plants year-round, but it’s well worth a visit even if you’re just planning to peruse. Step inside and immerse yourself in the joy of gardening and the great outdoors — no matter what the weather. Whether you’re searching for something to plant or simply hoping to marvel at the colors of the season, you’ll adore Koetsier’s.
7. Hidden Lake Gardens (6214 Monroe Road/Hwy M-50, Tipton)
This lovely locale is owned and operated by Michigan State University, and its beauty is truly breathtaking. While the area features plenty of outdoor space to explore, its indoor gardens are equally as breathtaking. We recommend strolling through the Temperate House when you’re looking for a virtual escape to a warmer destination!
8. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor)
This Ann Arbor fixture is an ideal spot to spend the afternoon. You don’t even need a green thumb to appreciate the variety of plant species that make their home at Matthaei —as you stroll through the on-site conservatory, you’ll quickly be swept away to another world. From palm trees to cacti, there’s plenty to learn about during your next visit to this stunning spot.
9. Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens (22314 Northline Rd, Taylor)
While its large covered area might not technically qualify as "indoors," Taylor Conservatory is still well worth visiting. Throughout the year, this stunning destination features a wide variety of events — from bonfires to Christmas tree lightings to countless weddings during warmer months. You’ll be mesmerized by the peaceful ambiance of this stunning garden.
The weather outside might be frightful, Michiganders — but that doesn’t mean you should stop appreciating the flora and fauna that make our state so beautiful! Do you have a favorite plant or flower? Let us know in the comment section below.