The Michigan gardens at Castle Farms — formal and informal— are stunning works of natural beauty, matching any of their counterparts found throughout Europe. Whenever possible, native plants have been used; less labor intensive and more suited to the environment, the gardens of Castle Farms blend old-world models with a 21st century approach of sustainable gardening.

While visiting, be sure to explore these favorite gardens. We have many more gardens to see- we simply can’t list them all!

  • Butterfly Garden- Boxwood hedges and arched arborvitae trees invite visitors to stroll this formal garden. The distinctive butterfly chairs are a fanciful touch to this beautiful setting, where (naturally!) butterflies abound.
  • East Garden- Play croquet among the delicate flowers of the second oldest garden at the Castle. A small fountain and inviting bistro tables and chairs enhance this calming spot.
  • Alphabet Garden- Children love this pretty little garden running along the north side of the Hedge Maze. With its whimsical painted figures and colorful signs, the Alphabet Garden features flowers ranging throughout the entire alphabet, Astilbe through Zinnia.
  • Serenity Garden- This scenic shady spot is accessed by crossing a wooden bridge over Loeb Creek. Off the beaten track, this quiet garden features a secluded spot to breathe in the relaxing air and pause to enjoy your solitude.
  • King’s Grand Courtyard- This gorgeous Renaissance garden with its lawns, flower beds and pool, is based on the splendid landscaping found at Chateau de Vaux-le-Comte in France. Featuring a multi-terraced vista, grand promenade, and flowing fountain as the crowning centerpiece, guests can snap a photo at “Linda’s Favorite View”.

Schedule your tour of our stunning Michigan gardens on your next visit to Castle Farms!


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