The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.
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.

visitor guides

We invite you to visit our facilities at your convenience! If you choose to visit the Gardens or Arb without stopping by the information desk or Reader Center or outside of operating hours, please use the maps and guides below to help plan your visit. The guides contains lots of useful information including hours and directions, parking suggestions, and even a detail map highlighting all major trails and gardens.

Our visitor guides provide an overview of each of our main properties. At each of the properties there are a variety of self-guided tours. For the self-guided tours to the Peony Garden, click here.


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