Built in 1925-1926 on the highest point overlooking Gull Lake, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House near Battle Creek and Kalamazoo is one of the most stately homes in Southwest Michigan. The 32-acre site — with its caretaker’s cottage, boathouse, authentic Dutch windmill, lakeside pagoda, carriage house and a greenhouse with a potting shed — is surrounded by expansive gardens where special events are held during the warm-weather months.
The Kelloggs commissioned the Grand Rapids firm of Benjamin and Benjamin to design their Tudor-style house on 32 acres of eroded cornfield.
On April 26, a “Garden Education Day” provides lectures and workshops with tips on how to design and craft various garden elements. On May 20, a “Garden Tea” serves up high tea, a garden themed program and a guided tour.
Visit kbs.msu.edu/visit/manor-house for more details and other events.