The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Matthaei Botanical Gardens Visitor Guide

Download a pdf version of our visitor guide for additional information on Matthaei's trails and gardens.

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.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Begin your exploration at the Visitor Center, where you'll find visitor guides, restrooms, water and snacks, a gift shop, and the Conservatory. Helpful staff in the main lobby will orient you to the many gardens and display areas at Matthaei. All trails at the Gardens loop back to the Visitor Center. Click on the images and links below to learn more.

The Gardens' displays, natural areas, Conservatory, trails and significant buildings invite your exploration and use. These exhibits are intimately interwoven - physically, conceptually, and aesthetically... Here you will find a downloadable and printable version of our Matthaei Botanical Gardens visitor's guide which includes a map, parking tips, and much more...

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