Step Back in Time at the Cranbrook House & Gardens

Explore the Cranbrook House & Gardens this weekend!

Do you want to enjoy a fun-filled journey back in time? Then head to the Cranbrook House & Gardens. The house was built in the early twentieth century for George and Ellen Booth. Today, the Cranbrook House is the oldest surviving manor home in metro Detroit. Also, it’s just a short drive from Fairlane Woods Apartments if you want to explore during your next staycation. Highlights include:

Public Tours 

Take a tour of the home to see handcrafted furniture, tapestries, stained glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. The knowledgeable docent will also discuss how the property was saved from demolition in the 1960s. Also, you can learn how George and his father-in-law built a small newspaper company into Detroit’s largest daily paper.

The Gardens 

There are several gardens to explore, including:

The Sunken Garden

A visitor favorite, the Sunken Garden contains a formal area surrounded by fieldstone walls. The beds along the wall have beautiful annuals and perennials. Also, the volunteers create a work of botanical art using distinctive patterns and color combinations.

The Japanese Garden

Offering a secluded peacefulness and natural beauty, the Japanese Garden bursts with trees and shrubs. One of the highlights includes the tree peonies. They’re native to China, and their mid-to-late spring blooms are unrivaled in size, color, and fragrance. The trees can have more than fifty flowers, and they only bloom for about two weeks.

Herb Garden

In the herb garden, visitors can enjoy the scent of vanilla from the old fashioned Valarium. It’s planted in a formal English design and has been managed by the American Herb Society since 1971.

The Cranbrook House & Gardens is just one of the attractions near Fairlane Woods Apartments. You can also explore the local outdoors at Kensington Metropark. If you’re searching for a place to call home, please contact our leasing staff. They will gladly give you a tour where you can see everything we have to offer.

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