Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year, with hours that vary seasonally. You can join Fernwood to enjoy a wide variety of membership benefits by signing up online.

From November through April, you will find that Fernwood is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm EST.

From May through October, Fernwood is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm EST. Fernwood is closed on Mondays, (including holidays). 

Visit Fernwood Gardens and enjoy a truly beautiful day!

Mailing Address
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
13988 Range Line Road
Niles, MI 49120

Contact Us
Telephone: 269.695.6491
FAX 269.695.6688
General e-Mail:
Cafe e-Mail:
e-Newsletter: Click Here to subscribe to our e-Newsletter.
Memberships: Click Here to purchase your money saving Fernwood membership.

Staff Directory
Email |          Phone | 269.695.6491 + extension

Executive Director       cline   210
Carol Line            
Visitor Services Manager       jbalciauskas   201
Jamie Balciauskas              
Manager of Facilities and Grounds       sbornell   216
Steve Bornell        

Membership and Donor Relations Coordinator       lbubala   213
Laurie Bubala            
Seasonal Naturalist        chopwood   222
Corey Hopwood            
Volunteer Coordinator       bbradley   207
Betsy Bradley (part time)            
Head Naturalist       wjones   220
Wendy Jones            
Gallery Curator       gallery    
Amanda Ward (part time)            
Bookkeeper        kpruitt   214
Kim Pruitt
Horticulturist and Botanist
      rreitz   215
Ralph Reitz
Director of Development and External Relations
      erowland   212
Elaine Rowland             
Facilities Maintenance/Groundskeeper       estephenson   217
Edward Stephenson            
Custodian/Gardener       gthomas   217
Gloria Thomas            
Rental Facilities and Visitor Services Coordinator
      htuthill   201
Heidi Tuthill            
Marketing and Events Coordinator    
mpaulette   211
Meg Paulette            
Well Being Retreats Program Facilitator and Director
Deirdre Guthrie            


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