The Alden B. Dow-designed conservatory at the reimagined Dow Gardens will reopen this summer


MIDLAND, MI — The reimagined conservatory designed by Alden B. Dow at Dow Gardens is nearing completion and is expected to reopen to the public in late summer.

The four-year construction project aimed to create a versatile, energy-efficient facility to expand Dow Gardens’ core educational and programming mission, according to Dow Gardens officials.

“I hope that ultimately we will provide guests with a new experience in a familiar space,” WTA’s Paul Haselhuhn, the project’s lead architect, said in a statement.

The 5,020 square foot veranda will house a number of new amenities, including a bright lobby, built-in water feature, insulated floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows, interpretive screens, accessible restrooms and a ” butterfly pin window that will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the exhibition, according to a press release from Dow Gardens.

The popular Butterflies in Bloom exhibition will return in March 2023.

Midland’s 110-acre Dow Gardens welcome thousands of guests each year. Visitors are invited to explore the landscape, tour the historic Pines Home, participate in hands-on educational programs, walk the longest canopy walk in the nation, and enjoy art and music.

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