Come count the Turkeys for a special prize!! Experience Native American cooking techniques and learn how indigenous peoples of the region survived. Crafts for children.
Take a walk on our spooky Trail and listen to Spooky Stories! Family Friendly "spooky."
- October 28th 3 - 6pm CDT
- Trick or Treat on our Ghost Trail and enjoy the bonfire!
- Pumpkin Craft and Game
- Face Painting
- Beer & Wine for Adults!
- Up N Smoke BBQ Food Truck-Hot Dogs & more!
- Children $2
- Adults $5
- Children ages 12 months and under are FREE
A Spooktacular evening of family fun. Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a night of family-friendly scares set in the winding nature trails of Friendship Botanic Gardens. Visitors will have the chance to experience the Gardens when bathed in the glow of the “Trail of Lights” -- A new illuminated pathway of lampposts made possible thanks to the generous support of NIPSCO, the NiSource Foundation, and The Michigan City Redevelopment Corporation. Kids can also check out phases one and two of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, a newly installed arena for interactive natural play experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal corporation.
Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a special free educational program dedicated to everyone’s favorite pollinator pals: butterflies! Horticulturalist Dolly Foster will discuss butterfly gardening, pollinator conservation, and how you can attract these beautiful “flying flowers” to your own backyard! This is a remarkable opportunity for families to learn how to help boost butterfly populations through hands-on citizen science.
Audiences can experience live butterflies up-close as we release newly hatched monarchs into our specially designed butterfly garden. Children can make and take home free butterfly crafts.
Join us for our annual Beer and Wine festival amidst stunning vistas and formal gardens. Sample a dazzling variety of craft beers from local breweries while rocking out to live music.
Join us on the evening of Saturday, August 19, at Friendship Botanic Gardens for a Bacchus and Beer Festival!
Sample from 15 of our area's favorite breweries and wineries.
Up 'N Smoke will be on site to serve up their famous barbecue. Live entertainment throughout the evening, featuring Matt Gabriel and John Vermilye.
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Gardens and Lake Lucerne while watching the stars come out. Sample, sip, set, and sway to the music while contributing to Friendship Botanic Gardens.
This is a 21 and over event. We will offer free craft soda and water to those who are DDs.
All proceeds go to Friendship Botanic Gardens
Celebrate the rich and enduring legacy of Native American Heritage along the very same river banks and forested valleys where the Potawatomi hunted and fished hundreds of years ago.
Visitors will also have the chance to experience Indigenous Peoples’ traditional gardening, trapping, cooking and crafting techniques first-hand.
On Sunday June 25th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout our 105 acre garden park.
Families can discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us while viewing live creepy crawlies.
Bring your nets and magnifying glasses to learn about the crucial roles insects play in our lives through hands-on citizen science and free children’s craft activities.
Connect with Friendship Botanic Gardens online at facebook.com/friendshipgardensindiana
In honor of Mother's Day, mothers and grandmothers are admitted FREE on Sunday, May 14th from 10am to 6pm CDT . Experience springtime in the Gardens and get your first look at the amazing new plots debuting for our 2017 season.
Families can check out the newest additions to the ArcelorMittal Children's Garden -- an arena for nature-based play and learning experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal Corporation.
Be sure to visit www.friendshipgardens.or
The Gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm CDT.
On Easter Sunday, April 16th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of egg- hunting adventures among 105 acres of nature trails and formal gardens. Kids ages 0 to 12 and their families are invited to walk the trails and explore the blooming gardens while searching for hundreds of eggs hidden throughout the grounds. The hunt starts promptly at 11am CDT and runs until 1pm (or until all eggs have been found.)-- rain or shine. Be sure to bring your own basket for this “Egg-stravaganza” of Easter fun.
Kids can also check out phase one of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, a newly installed arena for interactive nature-based play experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal corporation.
Friendship Botanic Gardens is located at 2055 East Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360. For more information contact us at 219 878 9885 or email@example.com