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.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

all gardens and areas

Below is a list of all of the trails, display gardens, natural areas and other exhibits throughout Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

Exhibit Name Exhibit Type Property
Alex Dow Field Display Garden NA
Alexandra Hicks Herb Knot Garden Display Garden MBG
Alternative Lawn Display Garden MBG
Amphitheater Natural Area NA
Dix Pond Trail Trail MBG
Commons Displaly Garden MBG
Centennial Shrub Collection Display Garden NA
Conservatory - Arid House Conservatory MBG
Conservatory - Bonsai & Penjing Collection Conservatory MBG
Conservatory - Tropical House Conservatory MBG
Conservatory - Warm Temperate House Conservatory MBG
Marilyn Bland Prairie Display Garden MBG
Dix Pond Trail Trail MBG
Exhibit Garden Display Garden MBG
Gaffield Children's Garden Exhibit MBG
Gateway Garden of New World Plants Display Garden MBG
Great Lakes Garden Display Garden MBG
Ground Cover Display Display Garden MBG
Heathdale Natural Area NA
Helen V Smith Woodland Wildflower Garden Display Garden MBG
Historical Farmstead Building MBG
Labyrinth Exhibit MBG
Laurel Ridge Trail Trail NA
Main Valley Natural Area NA
Magnolia Glen Natural Area NA
Marie Azary Rock Garden Display Garden MBG
Marilyn Bland Prairie Natural Area MBG
Marilyn Bland Prairie Trail Trail MBG
Matteson Farmstead & Historic Farmhouse Building MBG
Matthaei Building Building MBG
MiSo House Building MBG
Nichols Arboretum Gateway Garden Display Garden NA
Norman Memorial Grove Display Garden MBG
Oak Openings Display Garden NA
Peony Garden Display Garden NA
Perennial Garden Display Garden MBG
River Landing Display Garden NA
Sam Graham Trees Trail MBG
School Girls' Glen Natural Area NA
Sitting Garden Display Garden MBG
Sue Reichert Discovery Trail Trail MBG
Urban Pocket Garden Display Garden MBG
Fleming Creek Trail and Marilyn Bland Prairie Trail Trail MBG

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