Cranbrook House And Gardens

Charity & Grassroots
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills Directions
+12486453149
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For a peek at Bloomfield Hills, MI, in its natural light, bring a blanket and spend some time at Cranbrook House And Gardens. Next time your kids or pets want to play outside, you'll definitely be heading to Cranbrook House And Gardens' park.

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Report | 4 months ago
Tour of 4 rooms with couple Christmas trees and trains. Overpriced and not worth it
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AN excellent Holiday experience! I look forward to returning in the spring!
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The house is quite something to see but only the first floor was open for the tour. The docents did a fantastic job of describing each room and it's history. I'd like to go back to see the gardens, the docents said to come back in June to see them at their best.
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Merchant was fine, just expected a bigger display
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It was a fundraiser for the wealthy. the house is lovely and the trees were pretty, the trains were a little sad. We got to see 6 rooms and 14 trees and a gift shop that had done overpriced stuff from the art school
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Touring this heritage home decorated in Christmas finery was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. The volunteers were gracious and knowledgeable....we especially loved the gentleman who told us all about the vintage ornaments. We hope some day to tour the whole home and gardens!
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We made our first visit to the house using our Groupon and had a great time. The trees were beautiful and the volunteers were very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back in the future!
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The house was nice and the trees and trains were pretty to look at. I was expecting more. If I had paid full-price instead of having a Groupon I would have been upset.
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Wish we could have seen all of house!! The price of $10.00 using Groupon was fine, but not worth $20.00
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Way too much $ for the short tour!
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When George and Ellen Booth purchased their massive, 174-acre fixer-upper in Bloomfield Hills in 1904, they'd already amassed an extensive fortune. Given the world-historic purview of their shared business—newspaper publishing—and their already famous philanthropic efforts, it's fair to say that the Booth's may have had an inkling of what their rundown farm would come to mean to Detroit.

Named after the rural English town from which the Booth family hailed, the Cranbrook estate, after a few years of renovations, became a sort of pastoral bastion and escape from the concrete landscape of Detroit, where the Booths had built and run their publishing company. After the Cranbrook house had been built and the farm had been tamed and crafted into lush hillsides and serene lakes, the Booths moved their family and business to Cranbrook full time and began focusing their efforts toward sharing the estate with public. In 1922 the Booths established six public institutions out of Cranbrook: the Brookside School for children, the Christ Church Cranbrook, the Cranbrook School for boys, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Cranbrook Institute of Science, and the and Kingswood School for girls.

Today the estate stands as the oldest historic manor in the Detroit-metro area, its English Tudor house, 40 acres of gardens, and tropical greenhouse all open for tours. Throughout the year, the house and gardens host an array of events and activities including yoga, garden walks, plant sales, and art exhibitions. Cranbrook also remains dedicated to enriching the community outside of its acreage, offering a graduate academy of art, a modern and contemporary art museum, the Center for Collections and Research, the Institute of Science, and pre-k-through-12 independent college preparatory schools all through the Cranbrook Educational Community.

During the holidays, the Cranbrook House fully embraces the spirit of the season with family-friendly holiday-themed events, including visits with Santa Claus and festive displays of classic and contemporary trees and trains. Guests can also shop for holiday gifts and Cranbrook momentos at the gift shop.

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