Cranbrook Gardens Tour

Saturdays, July 2, 2022 – September 17, 2022 | 11:00am
Sundays, July 3, 2022 – September 25, 2022 | 1:00pm
Meet at the Cranbrook House Courtyard Garden 

Tour Cranbrook Gardens while learning about George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, the founders of Cranbrook Educational Community, and the remarkable grounds they created surrounding Cranbrook House. You’ll discover extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes, and streams. Tours of Cranbrook Gardens include the Greek Theatre, Sunken Garden, and more! 

Photograph of the Reflecting Pool at Cranbrook Gardens.

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

For the well-being of everyone on the tour, please note:

  • Registration must be completed in advance online.
  • Please do not come to class if you are not feeling well. 
  • We may update our wellness protocols and schedule as the season progresses. 

This information was last updated May 16, 2022.

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.

Photograph of the Herb Garden

Admission
Adults: $15
Seniors (60+), Students, and Active Duty Military: $10
Children (8 and under): Free
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members, Explore Cranbrook Members, AHS RAP Members (reciprocal benefit applies to two people for dual or household memberships): Free

Please click the buttons at the bottom of this page to reserve your tour of Cranbrook Gardens. Reservations are required by 12:00pm 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 the tour, an alert will be placed at the top of our website. In most cases, the cancelation will be posted at least an hour before the tour begins. When possible, guests will also be notified by email (please add efranchy@cranbrook.edu and houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu to your contact lists).

Refund Policy
Guests will receive a refund if a tour is canceled by Cranbrook due to inclement weather or other reasons. Tours are otherwise nonrefundable 

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

Parking is available onsite in our main parking lot and on Lone Pine Road. Please check in at the Cranbrook House Courtyard Garden and provide the docent with the name you used to register to verify admission. There are no tickets for this event. You do not need to print your confirmation (we recommend having it available on your mobile device for reference). 

Click here for an estate map

Photography
We encourage guests to take pictures during their visit to Cranbrook Gardens and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Photographs must be for personal use only. Tripods and other photography equipment are not permitted. Please click here for more info on Cranbrook’s photography policy. While on the grounds, visitors may be photographed by Cranbrook House & Gardens photographers for use in promotion of events like these. 

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.

Header Photo Credit
Greek Theatre photography by Colton Graub. Courtesy of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.

Upcoming Tours of Cranbrook Gardens


Sunday, September 18, 2022
Register for 1:00pm


Sunday, September 25, 2022
Register for 1:00pm


 

Cranbrook House Tours

See website for schedule

Tour an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by Albert Kahn for the visionary founders of Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth.