The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.
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.

visitor guides

We invite you to visit our facilities at your convenience! If you choose to visit the Gardens or Arb without stopping by the information desk or Reader Center or outside of operating hours, please use the maps and guides below to help plan your visit. The guides contains lots of useful information including hours and directions, parking suggestions, and even a detail map highlighting all major trails and gardens.

Our visitor guides provide an overview of each of our main properties. At each of the properties there are a variety of self-guided tours. For the self-guided tours to the Peony Garden, click here.


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