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Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Categories: Gardens, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens includes botanical gardens, natural areas with trails, and several research-quality habitats. The conservatory is popular year round. The public entrance is at 1800 North Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The grounds are open every day, but trails are not maintained in the winter. The Conservatory, Garden Store, and Lobby are open 7 days a week: Mon., Tues., and Thurs. - Sun., 10:00 am–4:30 pm; Wednesdays 10 am-8 pm. The building complex is only closed on three holidays a year. The institution's main web site with updated information is Matthaei Botanical Gardens.The Botanical Gardens includes outdoor display gardens, the Gaffield Children's Garden, a 10,000+ square-foot conservatory, and natural areas with walking trails. The gardens are named after former Michigan regent Frederick C. Matthaei, Sr. and his wife Mildred, who donated 200acre of land.Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers activities and resources for all visitors, from families to gardening enthusiasts to hikers, birders, scientists, volunteers, and to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students. The Gardens is dedicated to environmental stewardship and to enriching the understanding and enjoyment of the natural world through research, creative works, public outreach, and educational programs and workshops for adults and children.
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  • The Matthaei Botanical Gardens keep improving. In the dead of winter you can hang out in one of the three greenhouses and breathe summer air while enjoying the beautiful plants and bonsai. Spring, sum...  read more »
  • The children's section of the botanic garden was amazing! I gleaned many wonderful ideas to take home to Colorado as I plan the play space in my back yard. 
  • Such a nice place to bring the kids to explore nature. The roving guides tell their own, unique story. Loved the living rock 
  • Lovely outdoor gardens with inviting benches that enhance the landscape, exotics plants you won't find elsewhere, common and scientific names of plants, trees and flowers posted throughout, gorgeous bonsai trees and shrubs, arid, desert room with cacti assortment is impressive. You'll enjoy this if you have any interest in plants, trees, and flowers.
  • This place is heaven for a macro photographer. So many amazing species of plants. Got some amazing photographs here. Even if you're not a photographer it is a must visit place. Its enchanting.
  • The botanical gardens are spectacular. A wonderful location for events, really nice greenhouses, and lovely outdoor trails. It's a great place to spend a few tranquil hours in contact with well managed nature. It's a bit strange that the fees are now collected through parking fees instead of entrance fees, but it works out well.
  • My husband & I love visiting here. It's so nice to have a place to go nearby to enjoy all the flora and fauna. I've taken some really spectacular pictures here over the weekend.
  • i know this is for reviews but I have a question and if anyone could answer that'll be great , do they allow ppl to have picnics there or no?
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