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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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We only got to experience the interior atriums, but we definitely plan on returning to do the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Beautiful interaction with nature

Matthaei is a retreat from the city. The conservatory is a great place to shake off the winter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 31 August 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.

Thank Franci D
Reviewed 20 August 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.

Thank ange-la-longe
Reviewed 12 August 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

1  Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful botanic garden. We went through the main greenhouse area to access the outside gardens on a beautiful day. We proceeded to the children’s garden, where our small child didn’t want to leave after 1.5 hours. We saw a bit more...More

Thank jamish2007
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Inside and outside are fascinating plants and flowers. Lots for kids to do (e.g.: scavenger hunts) plus a kids garden. Love to bring visitors here.

Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Matthei Botanical Gardens are one of best in the area and worth a visit if you're in the Ann Arbor vicinity. No matter what season, there's always sometime to see.

Thank edlexin
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an afternoon here at the beautiful Matthaei Botanical gardens . So much to see . Very relaxing and amazing . The staff are wonderful, as are the grounds . Very well kept. Definitely worth a trip . Will most certainly...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We saw lots of flowering herbs & perenials. Some even grow where we live in Houston. I loved the succulents & cacti in the conservatory. Even found a few I had never seen before. Fun way to spend a couple hours. Enjoy, we did!

Thank Laurie H
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2 June 2018|
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Response from 28AnnaH | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember seeing any dogs. Look on the website for their policy.
25 March 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
4 April 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.