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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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We were here for a Christmas party as U of M employees in the OR for the oral team. Very nice... read more

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Dave A
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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First, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are two properties in different locations... 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 yesterday

We were here for a Christmas party as U of M employees in the OR for the oral team. Very nice place to see , great for the kids. Nice fresh smells . They had a gift shop and other areas to roam around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are two properties in different locations operating as one unit within the University of Michigan. Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located in northeast Ann Arbor at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Here you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are on the Eastern side of Ann Arbor and are in a relatively quiet location. Parking requires payment, after which you have your choice of indoor gardens under a greenhouse roof, an outdoor garden with several sections to visit, or several nature walks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens tied into the University of Michigan campus are a stunningly beautiful collection of gardens that are so easy to get lost in both the nature trails as well as the types of things that are there. One can easily guide yourself...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paul L
Reviewed August 11, 2019

On the edge of town, a great place to escape the hustle and bustle. Admission is free with paid parking. Very nice gift shop with clean restrooms. A few different rooms in the conservatory, like most places offering tropicals, catcti etc... Worth a stroll, but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

As a visitor to town, I find this destination to be an unexpected oasis. The bonsai section offers a great variety of plants and the greenhouse transports you to other areas of the country/world. There are also trails and large grassy areas to explore. Defiantly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful walk through numerous gardens, outside and in their conservatory. Bonsais, herbs, children's gardens, and many trails.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lynnannatc
Reviewed July 4, 2019

free admission, super beautiful, and very peaceful. Went for a walk with my family near the river. later took my nephew to the gardens (very kid friendly) with a kids section showing them how to plant tomatoes, etc. also got to walk through the japanese...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rk210000
Reviewed July 3, 2019

I stop by whenever I can for a moment of zen. There are many activities throughout the year, a refreshment corner, paid parking, and a little gift shop. Check out the trails and galleries inside/outside, too!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 99KimsWhims
Reviewed June 23, 2019

This was my second time here with my son and his fiance. The trails are beautiful and some are right on the Huron River with benches for sitting and enjoying the river. We also walked a trail that meandered through tall pines and prairie. This...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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.
Lori C
April 4, 2016|
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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.