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Cranbrook House & Gardens

A real-life fairy tale…waiting for you to explore in Metro Detroit. Cranbrook House & Gardens encompasses 40 acres of beautiful gardens together with a historic home.

Cranbrook House & Gardens

You can tour the gardens for free from May through October.  PNC Bank, All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, Holiday Inn Express Birmingham, and Roberts Restaurant Group sponsor the free admission to the gardens. Stroll through the Cranbrook Gardens 7am-7pm. Surprisingly they are open on weekends and holidays.

Cranbrook House & Gardens is located on Cranbrook Educational Community’s National Historic Landmark campus in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The Cranbrook House was built in 1908, designed by Albert Hahn, and features an art-&crafts style.  House tours and events require paid admission.

Cranbrook House & Gardens

The Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary members, a volunteer-run organization, helped create, plant, and maintain more than 20 gardens.  Specifically, you can visit the Sunken Garden, Reflecting Pool, Herb Garden, and the Japanese Garden.


On their website, Cranbrook House & Gardens says people may have a hard time navigating the grounds because it’s a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. Additionally, they encourage you to download their app before exploring the gardens so you’re familiar with the area. Likewise, they have posted estate etiquette, such as not bringing pets and to not touch the sculptures, etc.

Cranbrook History

The Cranbrook House was built in 1908. The Booth family lived there for 40 years. In fact, it is the oldest manor home in Metro Detroit. You may go on guided tours from June through October. Cranbrook offers public tours, tours with tea or lunch, as well as private tours. Visit their website to book your tour today!

Cranbrook Gardens Flowers

Different flowers are always in bloom. Therefore, you may want to download the Cranbrook Gardens app. It will show you which ones are blooming when and where to find them.

To sum up, this venue offers a walk through history and horticulture, right in Metro-Detroit. Plan your trip today by visiting their website for a complete list of activities.

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