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Veteran’s Memorial Garden

Friendship Botanic Gardens introduced the Veteran’s Memorial Garden in 2018. The garden is an ongoing project that includes four gardens honoring the brave men and women that have served our country overseas in the four major conflicts of our time – World War II, Korean…

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Juvenile Diabetes Peace Garden

On June 30th, 2018, Friendship Botanic Gardens proudly hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly established Juvenile Diabetes Peace Garden. Kevin Egan, Friendship Botanic Gardens Board Member, spearheaded the creation of this new garden in an effort to raise awareness of Juvenile Diabetes…

Garden Reveals Area for Love and Hope to Shine

One of the most exquisite, panoramic views at Friendship Botanic Gardens can be seen from the peninsula known as the Cancer Survivors’ Garden of Love and Hope.  The garden’s planting scheme was developed in July of 2016 by Stuart Franzen, Secretary of the Board of…

Find Peace in the Horizon Bank A-Maze-Ing Labyrinth Garden

Solace and peace, especially during these uncertain and difficult times, is very important to one’s mental health and may be best found in Friendship Botanic Garden’s Horizon Bank A-Maze-Ing Labyrinth Garden.  This garden, which was installed and graciously sponsored by Horizon Bank in 2018, serves…

Get to Know the Board of Directors: Steve Kahn

By Carly Kwiecien As a retired teacher and the second vice president of the Board of Directors at Friendship Botanic Gardens, Steve Kahn is a seasoned leader in the Michigan City community. For 33 years, Kahn taught physical education and health at Krueger Middle…

Get to Know the Board of Directors: Dale Maher

By Carly Kwiecien Long-time real estate broker and sales enthusiast, Dale Maher, has been involved with Friendship Botanic Gardens ever since her move here full time two years ago. Maher was born and raised in the Chicago area and in 1990, she purchased a summer…

Get to Know the Board of Directors: Kevin Egan

By Carly Kwiecien Pottawatomie Park native Kevin Egan has been a supporter and visitor of Friendship Botanic Gardens ever since his youth. From growing up in the neighborhood behind the 105-acres of land, Egan has found the Gardens to be a memory-making place for…

Get to Know the Board of Directors: Stu Franzen

By Carly Kwiecien In the beginning there is a plan. In the end there is a flourishing, blooming garden. Stu Franzen, long-time landscape architect with Planned Environment Associates, is a dedicated member on the Board of Directors at Friendship Botanic Gardens, as he brings…