Plan Your Visit

 

Whether you’re visiting us just to get away and enjoy nature for awhile, to attend an event, or perhaps to get some exercise or enjoy some meditation; here are a few things we figured would help you plan your visit.

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

Getting Here

We’re located just off the Southern shores Lake Michigan in beautiful Michigan City, IN.

 

Visit us in person (experiencing this place is much better in person):

2055 EAST U.S. HIGHWAY 12
MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360

We’re located just off the Southern shores Lake Michigan in beautiful Michigan City, IN.

 

Visit us in person (experiencing this place is much better in person):

2055 EAST U.S. HIGHWAY 12
MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360

 

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Directions to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte

Fitness Garden

Generously donated by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte in 2018 and 2019, this interactive garden serves as a resource for the community by providing a space to promote health and wellness.
Each station offers a unique workout experience for beginners and advanced users alike, combining elements such as muscle/core strength and balance/flexibility.

The beautiful and natural environment at Friendship Botanic Gardens provides an abundance of opportunities to improve the mind, body, and spirit.
The Fitness Garden, along with the hiking trails, allows visitors to form healthy habits that improve overall wellness.

The HFL Fitness Garden sits on the edge of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden and overlooks Trail Creek and the Celebration Pavilion across the sprawling Celebration Meadow. Fitness Garden users assume all risk and responsibility for use of the exercise equipment and must be at least 14 years old to use this equipment.

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)

Accessibility

The primary walking paths throughout our property are paved and most guests in average physical condition will have no trouble getting around The Gardens.

There are also countless areas containing benches and/ or picnic tables to sit and rest throughout your visit.

Garden Tours

Explore The Gardens like never before with a personal guided tour from one of our Board members or employees.  Tours are typically one hour long and may be scheduled for weekdays or weekends.

You may walk or ride during your tour and tour carts seat five people each.  All tours are scheduled at least seven days in advance.

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