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.
Click here for a map.
In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
Check out the bloom calendar.


Yellow Bellied Sapsucker photographed at Nichols Arboretum on 3/27/2007 by Andreas Kanon.

Birding has long been a popular activity at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum attracting local birding groups and enthusiasts alike. We have compiled the information below to share recent bird reports and to help connect you with local birders.

  • Recent sightings
Below are a few birds that can often be found at Nichols Arboretum, one of Ann Arbor's premium birding areas.
  • Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Gold Crowned Kinglet
  • Song Sparrow
  • Coopers Hawk
  • Dark Eyed Junco
  • Winter Wren
  • Brown Creepers
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Fox Sparrows
  • Local Groups and Resources
Below are links to local groups, e-mail discussion groups, and online resouces regarding birding.

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