The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Arb Parking Tip
Free street parking spaces are sometimes available on Oswego St. near the Arb's Geddes Street entrance.
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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.

displays, natural areas & structures

Expand your definition of ground covers. Mass plantings of a few genera demonstrate alternatives to the often aggressive invasive exotics so commonly used in our region...

Located in a restored prairie area north and east of the main entry off Dixboro Rd...

We all love to have a great-looking lawn, but we also want to reduce water use and minimize, or eliminate, our use of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides...

Marilyn Bland established this as a demonstration prairie to provide "researchers and students an outdoor ecological laboratory for grasslands investigation, and the public a small living museum of the region's native plants"...

The current Matteson farmhouse dates to the 1860s and occupies the site of a settlement-era home that is no longer there...

The Normal Memorial Grove is a natural gathering place near the west entrance to the Sue Reichert Discovery Trail...


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