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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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really cool. the conservatory was well laid out with an amazing collection of plants. the nature... read more

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Very nice! Attended both 2018 & 2019 orchid shows and was very pleased. Nice collection of vendors... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really cool. the conservatory was well laid out with an amazing collection of plants. the nature walks were great and everything was labled and informative. the collections are great and the staff was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Very nice! Attended both 2018 & 2019 orchid shows and was very pleased. Nice collection of vendors and exhibits. No admission but parking is $1.70 per hour or $5.00 all day.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Daughter's preschool class went here for a field trip. Lots of different species to look at and the kids got to do a take home terrarium. Staff was all super friendly. Will have to come back with the other kids too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JMT2424
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Nice place to spend the morning or afternoon. If you have any interest in plants, trees, ground cover, etc. , this place is not to be missed. I look forward to coming back in the spring/summer when the outdoor gardens are open.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jay_arthur99
Reviewed January 31, 2019

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 January 28, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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
Thank readingteach627
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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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.