Zoo Gardeners News

Gardening Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Gate closes at 5, please finish by 5:30)


The gardens are looking GREAT!  Keep up the fabulous work, gardeners!

Remember, as we head into the summer months, keep your plants well hydrated in the scorching sun.  You may use hoses to water before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and after closing time at 5 p.m.

Be sure to stop in on Summer Clean-Up Day on Saturday, July 21st to get your garden competition-ready before the gardens are judged. Gardens may receive 1st, 2nd, or 3rd based on flower composition and overall aesthetic appeal.  Think full and lush!

The public will get to vote during Birds, Bugs, Butterflies, and Blooms for their favorite garden on July 28th.  Good luck!

The Zoo is a WILD place! Thank you for helping keep our chickens and peafowl happy and healthy.  If they choose your garden to nest or to find a tasty treat, consider it a compliment!


Way to Grow!

Celebrate the beauty of the Zoo with our featured gardens. Keep up the amazing work and check back to see if you are featured next!

  • Saginaw Fire Fighters Local 102
  • Iris & MacKenzie’s Peacock Garden
  • Memory Garden for Lita
  • League of Catholic Women

Check back here for more gardening news and updates.