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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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Lots to see and do

The gardens are on the Eastern side of Ann Arbor and are in a relatively quiet location. Parking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian A
East Lansing, Michigan
Beautiful Gardens

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens tied into the University of Michigan campus are a stunningly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul L
Columbus, Ohio
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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 3 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Coyote-Travelerz
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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Reviewed June 19, 2019

We brought our kids to the gardens and met our friends with their kids. We spent the morning looking for Fairies in the Garden which the girls adored. My eldest child (15 yr boy) enjoyed his time looking at all the different plants. We also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank spalmbos
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

We went to Matthaei in May and due to,our cold spring it was just a little early to see much outside except the bonsai displays which were excellent. However, the conservatory was very interesting and well labeled.

Date of experience: May 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.