Dow Gardens Announces Renovation and Expansion of Conservatory
Midland, MI - July 1, 2021 - Dow Gardens announced the renovation and expansion of the 1975 Alden B. Dow-designed conservatory and unveiled preliminary design concepts. Saginaw-based WTA Architects have been selected to update the structure with the initial phase of construction beginning as early as July, 2021. Serenus Johnson, of Bay City, will be acting as General Contractor.
The design optimizes current spaces and provides flexibility for plant collections and special exhibits. It enlarges and opens up the main room, creating a light-filled space ideal for both engagement and reflection. This new layout will allow for intuitive guest flow with a brand new welcome area. Additional improvements include renovation of the restrooms and the creation of a dedicated butterfly "pinning room" with a public viewing window.