Environmental Stewardship

At The Botanic Garden, we strive to highlight environmentally sustainable practices in gardening and in living. And our gardens and structures have been designed with this in mind. In the various gardens, we will demonstrate organic gardening practices, the ecological importance and beauty of native plants and the role of trees and other plants in purifying our environment. Structurally, we have rebuilt and repurposed several elements of the existing historical buildings (be sure to ask about the light fixtures in our meeting room!). We have integrated a water-conversation system into the roof of the LEED-certified Visitor Center so that we can collect rainwater to contribute to garden watering. The old Wagon House will be converted to a LEED-certified classroom and event venue. The Botanic Garden is being designed and built to endure for generations to come.


"This we know... the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth.  All things are connected, like the blood which connects one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.  Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
-  Chief Seattle, 1854

P.O. Box 1247
Traverse City, MI 49684

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The Botanic Garden is situated within Historic Barns Park on the grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons, located at 1490 Red Drive, in Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Click here to view location map.