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
Wake Up the Gardens Volunteer Clean Up Day
Help us prepare for our 2023 season by joining us on Saturday, March 25th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CST for our Wake Up the Gardens volunteer day!
FREE Easter Bunny Hop
Come and enjoy a spring stroll through the Gardens with your family. There will be candy and activities for children. *This is an open-house style event, so arrive anytime between 1 and 3 pm.*
Friendship Botanic Gardens Havana Night Gala
The annual Friendship Botanic Gardens fundraising gala is taking place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 6-11 PM at Heston Hills Event Center. Please purchase tickets on Eventbrite or make checks payable to Friendship Botanic Gardens PO Box 8834 Michigan City, IN 46361. Thank you for your support!
COUNTLESS WAYS TO EXPERIENCE NATURE ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS
Exercise your child’s body and mind
More than 3 miles of paved trails
Bring your pet along for a walk
Snag trout or salmon in Trail Creek
Cross Country Skiing
Miles of snowy paved trails
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 1st through October 31st
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Monday: Closed to the public
Open weekends in November 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT on days above 45° with no precipitation
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
We’re honored to receive support from our generous friends in the local business community!
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.