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An Experience Designed by Nature

Northwest Indiana’s premiere outdoor venue for weddings, corporate retreats, live events, or just a quick escape from the chaos of modern life.

Upcoming Community Events

Bug Safari

Bug Safari

Learn about insects at Friendship Botanic Gardens! Meet live bugs and take part in hands-on activities about marvelous mini-beasts.Discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us!A FREE afternoon of invertebrate adventures among the trails of...

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La Porte County Symphony Orchestra 2024 Summer Concert

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra 2024 Summer Concert

A Free Summer Concert from the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.Join the LCSO at our free summer concert on July 21st, 2024, at 7:30 pm. This concert will take place at the Celebration Pavilion at the Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City. This year’s concert...

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Butterfly Bonanza at Friendship Botanic Gardens

Butterfly Bonanza at Friendship Botanic Gardens

An free educational event about butterflies and butterfly gardeningOn August 4th from 2 to 4pm CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a free educational program dedicated to everyone’s favorite pollinator pals: butterflies! Horticulturalist Dolly Foster will...

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Thank You to Our Gala Underwriters

We’re honored to receive support from our generous friends in the local business community!

The Centre for Contemporary Dentistry

Purdue University Northwest

Wintrust Wealth Management

Imagine Technology Group

Patrick's Grille

Horizon Bank

Marquis Electrical Supply

Yoga in The Gardens!

Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30AM

Join April Fallon to unplug, connect with nature, and experience all-levels yoga in a vibrant garden setting from May – September, weather permitting.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this class is for you!

Please bring your own mat and water and arrive early to take the 5-minute walk to class.  Please check in at the Welcome Cabin for each day’s yoga location.  Feel free to take a nature walk after class! Gates open at 9:00 am, students are welcome to come early and wander The Gardens before class begins.

Classes are $20 each, cash or Venmo – paid directly to April. Admission to the class also admits you to The Gardens so feel free to take a Garden stroll after class!

COUNTLESS WAYS TO EXPERIENCE NATURE ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS

Children's Garden

Exercise your child’s body and mind

Walking Trails

More than 3 miles of paved trails

Furry Friends

Bring your pet along for a walk

Fishing

Snag trout or salmon in Trail Creek

Cross Country Skiing

Miles of snowy paved trails

Birdwatching

The Gardens…it’s for the birds (too)

The wedding you’ve been dreaming about

 

With over 100 acres of landscaped and wooded areas for you and your guests to enjoy, weddings at The Gardens are truly magical.

Our wedding professionals take care of all of the details so you can focus on creating lasting memories.

Open to the public May through October 31st

​Hours

TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

MONDAY: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Daily Rates

Admission tickets may be purchased at the gate

Friendship Botanic Gardens Adult Admission
Friendship Botanic Gardens Adult Admission
Friendship Botanic Gardens Adult Admission
Friendship Botanic Gardens Adult Admission
Friendship Botanic Gardens Adult Admission

The place for outdoor gatherings

 

Whether you’re interested in hosting your own private event or joining us for one of our highly regarded community events, The Gardens is Northwest Indiana’s destination for gatherings inspired by nature.

What People Are Saying

Jim Hindall
Jim Hindall
2022-08-11
Beautiful, peaceful
Tarah Oglesby
Tarah Oglesby
2022-08-07
So beautiful. Lots of places to sit and take in the sights. It was about to rain while I was there so I had the entire garden to myself. Very peaceful place to visit 💕
Vicky Lewis
Vicky Lewis
2022-08-02
This was such a surprise. Beautiful lovely walk on a very hot day. Much cooler because of the trees. Highly recommend the quiet peaceful walk. They even have a beautiful area for an outdoor wedding or party.
Harold Lewis Jr.
Harold Lewis Jr.
2022-07-22
All I have is 4 words, A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE!
Ben Skolnik
Ben Skolnik
2022-07-21
Lovely walks with very few people.

Corporate Sponsors

We’re honored to receive support from our generous friends in the local business community!

Arcelor Mittal

The Barker Welfare Foundation

Dekker Vacuum Technologies

Fifth Third Bank

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte

Horizon Bank

Marquis Electrical Supply

Michigan City, Indiana

NIPSCO

Rowley & Company LLP

Exclusive Access for Members

 

Members of The Gardens take advantage of unlimited year-round admission, World-class trout and salmon fishing on Trail Creek, discounts to over 200 American Horticultural Society Gardens, and much more.

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