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.
Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
Check out the bloom calendar.

what's happening

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is about connecting people with nature, sustaining the earth, and caring for our natural heritage. Just as important-we're about sharing knowledge and promoting learning through our many events, educational programs, exhibits and displays, and special projects. Please join us! Check out our calendar of events or click on any of the links below to see what's happening:

Wedding Special Offer - 2014 Help our gardens grow
Click here to learn more about the construction of a new permenant bonsai & penjing garden at Matthaei.
Inspire Curiosity - Become a Docent! We're accepting applications for the 2012 Docent Class
There's always something happening at the Arb & Gardens, whether it's a single cactus blooming in the Conservatory or a few thousand people enjoying Earth Day celebrations... Tangibly demonstrates Matthaei-Nichols and the U-M Sustainable Food Programís core values and ties together education, community, and sustainable food in a way that hasnít been done before at the U-M.... Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum burst to life come spring time. The Peonies start to peak. The woody plants begin to flower. The daffodil line emerges at the Arb... U-M faculty: bring your next class, field trip, or student group to the Botanical Gardens... Media coverage of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum... A list of upcoming educational programs... We offer some of the best settings in the area for your wedding or reception...

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