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.
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.

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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