Cranbrook Gardens Tour

Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Please check in at the map post located at the north end of our parking lot.

Tour Cranbrook Gardens while learning about George and Ellen Booth, the founders of Cranbrook Educational Community, and the remarkable grounds they created at Cranbrook House. Discover extensive plantings, statuary, lakes, and streams. Tours of Cranbrook Gardens are approximately 90 minutes long and include the Greek Theatre, Sunken Garden, and more!   

Cranbrook Gardens tours are guided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary docents. Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers also design, plant, and maintain the gardens.

Photograph of bears breeches in the Herb Garden at Cranbrook House & Gardens, July 2020.

For your safety, please note:

  • Reservations are required in advance online and each tour will be limited to 10 guests.
  • Participants older than five must wear a face mask during the entire tour.
  • Social distancing is required. Stay at least 6 feet away (about two arms’ length) from other guests and your guide.

Please do not come to the tour if you are not feeling well, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have recently had close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case.

Restrooms
Please note that our restrooms are closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fountains
As a cost-saving measure, campus fountains, water features, and drinking fountains will not be running this year. Please consider bringing a water bottle with you.

Admission
Adults: $15
Seniors (60+), Students, and Active Duty Military: $10
Children (8 and under): Free
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: Free

Please click the button at the bottom of this page or call 248.645.3149 to reserve your tour of Cranbrook Gardens. 

Reservations are required by 10:00am the Friday before each tour. Space is limited. 

Rain Policy
We may cancel the tour if there is a high probability of inclement weather forecasted during or before each tour. If we decide to cancel a class, participants will be notified by email (please add efranchy@cranbrook.edu and houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu to your contact lists) and an alert will be placed on our website. In most cases, participants will be contacted at least an hour before the tour begins.

Refund Policy
Guests will receive a refund if a tour is cancelled by Cranbrook due to inclement weather or other reasons. Tours are otherwise non-refundable (exceptions to this policy may be made due to COVID-19).  

Location
Cranbrook House & Gardens
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hill, MI 48304

Parking is available onsite in our main parking lot and on Lone Pine Road. Please check in at the map post located at the north end of our parking lot.

Click here for an estate map

Accessibility
Cranbrook House & Gardens is a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. As such, there are certain natural and artificial surface conditions, such as grass, wood chips, stones, stairs, steep slopes, and uneven terrain which can make walking and use of a wheelchair difficult. Assistance for guests using wheelchairs or walkers is recommended. 

Additional Information
Tours will start promptly at their scheduled times. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to allow time to park and check in. This is an outdoor walking tour. Guests are encouraged to check the weather forecast and dress comfortably for the conditions. 

Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu with any questions.

By submitting this online registration, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that me and my child(ren) (if applicable), may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by engaging in a tour at Cranbrook House & Gardens and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself or my child(ren) if applicable, (including, but not limited to, personal injuries, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s participation in any tour at Cranbrook House & Gardens. On my behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren), I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Cranbrook Educational Community, their members, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the claims related to COVID-19, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to the virus. I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Cranbrook Educational Community, their members, employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Cranbrook House & Gardens tour as a participant. 

This event is sold out.