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

previous art

Previous Art Installations

  • Imagine/Align
Daffodils continued to make their yearly appearance in this art installation from 2004. Susan Skarsgard, a graduate student, imagined a half-mile long line of daffodils marching up and down the Arb's hillsides. Scores of volunteers planted 10,000 bulbs in the fall of 2003 to make this project a reality. Please visit http://www.imagine-align.org for more information or download a flyer and map to the exhibit.

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