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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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Tropical oasis

What a welcome break from the Polar Vortex! Heat, humidity and some seriously beautiful plants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike C
Beautiful place for a memorial

Private banquet room was nicely appointed for my sister's memorial. The building is accessible, has... read more

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A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
+1 734-647-7600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a welcome break from the Polar Vortex! Heat, humidity and some seriously beautiful plants, flowers and art.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Private banquet room was nicely appointed for my sister's memorial. The building is accessible, has a gift shop, and plenty to look at, even in winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asNMtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This natural habitat was such a nice get-away! We left the bustling town area and spent some very tranquil time here and enjoyed the indoor and outdoor plant life. The indoor facility was phenomenal with the various distinct climate controlled rooms. It's also a romantic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ajkheyrann
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We went here the first week of January. We had read about the "fairy" and "bug" exhibits. We enjoyed wandering about the inside conservatory. A nice place for moms and kids to visit during the winter. And it is free! (Donations accepted)

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

These gardens are a unique experience just in the outskirts of Ann Arbor. You feel like you are in the country. Many different species of plants of all varieties ; They also have a plant sale where you can buy some of the exotic plants...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We only got to experience the interior atriums, but we definitely plan on returning to do the exterior trails. Well worth the few extra minutes across town to enjoy. Staff is super friendly and grounds were well taken care of. Thank you for a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Matthaei is a retreat from the city. The conservatory is a great place to shake off the winter blues and travel to the tropics. In the spring, songbirds sing in the nearby forest which can be explored by nature trails. The pond is a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice surprise and a fun way to spend a few hours. We saw lots of wildlife, flowers and enjoyed the exercise walking through the paths. The store is cute, and the staff is very nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Franci D
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful, don’t miss the conservatory, which very interesting and divided in 3 biomes.The kids loved the Gaffield Children’s Garden, bring extra clothes, there’s a mud garden and digging pit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ange-la-longe
Reviewed August 12, 2018

3 temperature zone greenhouse, outdoor gardens, bonsai specialty area, nature paths, and a operating childrens garden. All kinds of classes and lectures if you are interested but 'walking around' is free. Easy to find. Parking is $ 1.70/hr on meters. Bring your own picnic (or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 2, 2018|
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Response from 28AnnaH | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember seeing any dogs. Look on the website for their policy.
March 25, 2017|
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Response from middledavis | Reviewed this property |
It is free, but they accept donations and we always try to give a little.
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Response from Susette D | Reviewed this property |
The trails can be and scooter. The indoor gardens are also accessible. Unfortunately, no rentals are available.