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Matthaei Botanical Gardens Visitor Guide

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

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.

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.

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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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