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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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Beautiful place to visit

This was a nice surprise and a fun way to spend a few hours. We saw lots of wildlife, flowers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franci D
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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Great place

Very beautiful, don’t miss the conservatory, which very interesting and divided in 3 biomes.The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
são paulo
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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 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 4 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It's free to visit here, but please consider making a donation. There is so much to see, especially in the warm weather months. I love their bonsai collection as well as the succulents. They have special activities and areas just for kids. Parking is $1.70/hour,...More

Thank Motown_Girlie
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We have explored a few gardens in the past and this one is quite nice even on a ninety degree day. The Bonsai trees are worth the visit, as is the children's garden; we got many good ideas for our vegetable garden there. So, if...More

Thank Paul S
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2 June 2018|
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Response from Anna H | 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.