Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the hours for Cranbrook Gardens?

Summer (Main Season)
June 1 - September 30
7:00am - 7:00pm

Fall/Winter (Off-season)
October 1 - March 13
8:00am - 5:00pm

Spring (Preseason)
March 14 - May 30
7:00am - 7:00pm


What are the hours for Cranbrook House?

Cranbrook House is only open during scheduled tours and other special events with paid admission. The tour season typically runs from June through October with tours offered Thursdays through Sundays. Please visit our Tours Calendar to view upcoming tours.


How much does it cost to visit Cranbrook House & Gardens?

Free self-guided admission to Cranbrook Gardens is provided courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank and the support of fleurdetroit. There is no registration for self-guided visits.

Guided tours and special events require paid admission. Please visit our Calendar page for specific pricing on tours and events. 


Can I have my photograph taken at Cranbrook?

All professional portrait photography (senior portraits, engagements, weddings, headshots, family portraits, and other special occasions) must be booked through our Portait Photography webpage.

For more information on our photography policies, please contact our Events Department at 248.645.3164 or photos@cranbrook.edu

Please note that we receive a high volume of photography inquiries and our offices are not open on weekends. Response times may be delayed. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Can I have my wedding at Cranbrook?

For information on venue rentals for weddings and other private events, please contact our Events Department at 248.645.3164 or events@cranbrook.edu


Are dogs allowed at Cranbrook Gardens?

Dogs and other pets are not allowed at Cranbrook Gardens (the area surrounding Cranbrook House shown on this map). Service animals are permitted. 

This policy is designed for everyone’s safety, the health of our volunteers who are working on their hands and knees in the garden beds, and to help preserve the plant life. 

Dogs are allowed on the Cranbrook Educational Community campus grounds beyond Cranbrook Gardens and must always be leashed and cleaned up after.


Is Cranbrook House & Gardens accessible?

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 persons using wheelchairs or walkers is recommended. 

Cranbrook Educational Community is a private, non-profit organization that welcomes individuals to its public areas and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for those who may require them. Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu if you have questions about accessibility. 


Are you looking for volunteers?

Yes, we always welcome new members/volunteers! 

The first step to volunteering is to become a Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary member. In addition to gardening, docent, and other volunteer opportunities, members receive free admission on regular tours of Cranbrook House & Gardens, free admission or other benefits at 345+ AHS RAP gardens, discounts on select special events, and more.

Once you become a member, we will add you to our member email list and keep you updated on upcoming volunteer activities. The amount of time you volunteer is completely up to you. Members who volunteer 50 or more hours during the year are eligible to waive their renewal membership dues. 

Please visit our Volunteer page for an overview of opportunities and our Membership page for a complete list of benefits and to join now. 


Where is Cranbrook House & Gardens located?

Cranbrook House & Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.

Please visit our Map page for driving directions and maps. 


Is there parking at Cranbrook House & Gardens?

Parking is available in our main lot (to your left when you enter our main entrance off Lone Pine Road) and on the boulevard on Lone Pine Road. Accessible parking is available just south of the Cranbrook House Courtyard. There is no charge for parking. Parking is permitted in marked areas only.

For visitors arriving by bus, please use the Bus Drop Off located north of our parking lot. Do not drive up to Cranbrook House as there is a low bridge that will prevent large vehicles from being able to take the Cranbrook House Courtyard exit drive. 

Please click here for a map. 


What if I have additional questions?

Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu