Event List

Friendship Botanic Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from the popular Bunny Hop, to the Reptile Romp, Bug, Butterfly Bonanza, Opera in the Gardens, Haunted Trails & Family Fall Fest, Gobble Gobble Turkey Walk and more!  Please visit our Venues page if you would like more information on location options for your special event. Dogs on a leash are always welcome.

Contact us at (219) 878-9885 for more information or to discuss hosting your special event!


Opening Day - Saturday, May 1st 9-5 p.m. Central

Friendship Botanic Gardens opens to the public Saturday, May 1st at 9 a.m. Central. 

Explore our 3 miles of walking paths and hiking trails, have family fun in our ArcelorMittal Children's Garden and play area, work out along Trail Creek in our Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Fitness Garden, or pack a picnic for the day and relax in our shaded meadows!
General admission is as follows:
Adults: $9
Seniors (65+): $7
Children 12 & under: Free
Active Duty Military: Free (must show ID)
Members: Free, must show membership card upon entrance



Friendship Botanic Gardens

2055 East U.S. Highway 12

P.O. Box 8834

Michigan City, IN 46361