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.

mission & vision statements

  • Our Mission:
  • Developing leaders and inspiring people to care about nature and enrich life on earth.

  • Our Vision:
  • We will be a center for rich and diverse nature-based experiences. We will offer outstanding opportunities for expanding U-M student, faculty, and public understanding of plants and ecology, and for field study, conservation and ecological restoration, and for respite and well-being.

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