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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

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Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone Number: 734-647-7600
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A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for...

A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.

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An exotic locale in the midwest

If you want to experience an exotic and unique atmosphere in Michigan - take a tour of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. They have wonderful displays and tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to experience an exotic and unique atmosphere in Michigan - take a tour of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. They have wonderful displays and tour guides. They have many rare and almost extinct plants and flowers - some are quite amazing. A trip to these gardens is not just for school field trips. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Matthei Botanical Gardens has a number of beautiful gardens and trails. The conservatory is a great place to visit in the winter to enjoy the beautiful plants. Nichols Arboretum has many outstanding trees and beautiful trails. It has the largest peony collection in the US. Both places are a treasure.

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Thank DeannaAB
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sun always seems to be shining here. Of course it is not, but with light streaming through the greenhouse windows, the warm flower scented air, and myriad colours surrounding you, it is not hard to virtually add the sun. Wander at your own pace from room to room passing throuh a coolish rainforest into the desert heat. Fountains plash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful relaxing day walking trails along the Huron river and wonderful gardens to explore. Great family outing destination.

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Thank Jack M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical garden is a great place to take visitors from out of town. There are several walking paths. The green house is excellent, filled with beautiful plants. There are colorful gardens on the grounds and lots of benches from which to sit and enjoy the sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful indoor gardens to explore, especially nice to walk through on the cold days of winter, giving you a boost of morale well needed! There are often classes to take part in, as well as plant sales periodically through out the year. Also the trails outdoors are wonderful adventures around many natural water features, such as ponds, streams, dams, and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

There are signs showing routes, "checkpoints" and the miles between these points. It is convenient for runners. In fact, many people run here on weekend mornings. Besides, Huron River is beautiful. Love this peaceful arboretum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's worth an afternoon visit on a summer's day or inside the conservatory on a cold winter's one. There is a nice children's garden outside for the younger ones and lots of outside spaces to roam. I like going in the dead of winter and strolling around inside with coats off and pretending that is is spring already. They offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

There are very nice hiking trails and gardens to admire. We spent about 2 hours walking today and saw views of the river, people watching, dog watching and more. It was a lovely way to get some fresh air and exercise.

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ann arbor, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nichols Arboretum is located in Ann Arbor very close to the main UM campus. Definately find the time to go for a walk in any season. One tip is if you have a loved one at the hospital and you can find time for a break, the Arboretum is very close. And if it's spring you must go to see... More 

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