The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Arb Parking Tip
Free street parking spaces are sometimes available on Oswego St. near the Arb's Geddes Street entrance.
Click here for a map.
Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

native plant propogation


Plant propagation at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens greenhouses.

At MBGNA we collect seeds from many native plant species in our Natural Areas for the purpose of propagating and reintroducing them into degraded natural areas on our properties.
 
Through many years of suppression and changes to soil properties by exotic species, the exclusion of fire, and other disturbances, many native plant communities and species are threatened and in decline. Through the combined practices of invasive species management, the reintroduction of fire and the reintroduction of native species through this propagation effort, we are gaining ground on restoring these ecosystems. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more or become involved in our Native Plant Propagation Program.


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