Cranbrook House & Gardens
Explore the 40 acres of Cranbrook Gardens that complement Cranbrook House, featuring stunning sight lines with formal and contemporary gardens, statues, fountains, pools and ponds. Admission to Cranbrook Gardens is free for the 2019 season, courtesy of presenting sponsor, PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, Holiday Inn Express Detroit-Birmingham, and Roberts Restaurant Group. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, experience a hidden garden folly on The Mountain, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Japanese Garden, and so much more. Complete your visit with a tour of Cranbrook House, the former home of Cranbrook Educational Community’s founders, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, and the oldest surviving manor in the region. Designed by Albert Kahn, nearly every detail from the tiling, to the ornamental hand carved oak paneled walls, and Tudor Rose ceilings, in the 1908 English-Tudor estate exemplifies George Booth’s devotion to the American Arts and Crafts movement. Visitors will journey through the first floor on their guided tour of the nearly 30,000 sq.-ft. home, learning about the history of the manor, its founders, and the movement and organizations they supported and founded, while viewing the Booth’s impressive library, dining room, living room, offices and other rooms complete with works by world-class artists. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called Cranbrook “one of the most enchanted and enchanting settings in America."
Cranbrook House: June-Oct. and special events. Cranbrook Gardens: May 1-Oct. 31: daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit website for current schedule.
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