matthaei botanical gardens
Let the beauty of the New World overwhelm you in this breathtaking display of plants native to North, south and Central America. Sunflowers nod overhead and butterflies and hummingbirds dart between flowers in a flurry of activity. The Central Bed is planted with shrubs and accent boulders, with an array of flowering annuals encircling. Vibrant yellow, red, blue, pink and orange lend a bright atmosphere to your happy day.
The Pavilion is the focal point of the garden and is flanked by two beehive shaped fountain pools. It makes a perfect gathering area for your ceremony to take place. This large space will take up to 150 guests including the wedding party. The round design and radiating pathways will ensure all your guests have a great view of the ceremony from wherever they sit. Over 6,000 annuals are used to plant this garden, and is available for ceremonies that are scheduled beginning the last weekend in June, through the end of September. The Gateway Garden is at its peak mid July through early September. There is electricity at the bases of the two back pavilion pillars.