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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

#4 of 89 things to do in Ann Arbor Features Animals
1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
+1 734-647-7600
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Well worth the price

The conservatory has an impressive collection of exotic plants from all over the world. Don't miss... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dallas, TX
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A nice way to spend a quiet afternoon to enjoy beautiful plants

We often enjoyed visiting these botanical gardens when our kids at UM. Now we like our visits here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beavercreek, Ohio
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A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
+1 734-647-7600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The conservatory has an impressive collection of exotic plants from all over the world. Don't miss the sausage tree. The bonsai collection is outstanding. The garden is free but they suggest a donation.

Thank dallasdr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often enjoyed visiting these botanical gardens when our kids at UM. Now we like our visits here to introduce our grandson to the many varieties of plants from around the world. On an especially cold or rainy day outside, a stroll indoors seeing the...More

Thank grannyr0sie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning indoor display of plants and flowers from around the globe. Be sure and look at the plants through the kaleidoscope they have set up indoors. The outdoor gardens are also lovely and varied. Easy walking both indoors and out. No entry charge, but...More

Thank happyhamster123
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I went here with my friend. We loved that it's free. It was really cool. I especially loved the succulent area. I learned some cool facts and loved being there and didn't want to leave.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing venue for an outside wedding in Ann Arbor. The flower gardens were a great backdrop and were great for pictures before and after.

Thank 832dublin202
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife loves flowers so this was a no-brainer. Beautiful, well kept gardens. A conservatory filled with tropical plants and a desert section. Inexpensive as you pay a small parking fee in lieu of an admission charge. We didn't have time to walk the trails...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is one of the most tranquil and scenic parks that I have been to in the midwest. The conservatory is absolutely splendid and the trails are teeming with wildlife. There's nothing negative that I have to say about this gorgeous place. You...More

Thank sstravels101
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Wheelchair accessible. Very nice restrooms. Beautiful for a wedding. Indoor greenhouse. Wonderful attended to for healthy plants. Although entry to the gardens is free, Parking is not free.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I enjoyed walking by the river. The peony garden was in bloom and quite beautiful. The gardens are vast and there's a lot of paths to take and explore.

1  Thank Mindy C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you go in winter, there is the tropical conservatory that is well stocked! Spring, summer, fall --beautiful variety of plants, includes a children's garden. Also, there is a very nice walking trail

1  Thank DHgardener
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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.
24 June 2015|
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Response from DearbornNative | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels and motel in the area, yes. Since I am relatively local to the attraction (45 minutes) I have no recommendations. You could use almost any good online hotel finder/booking site for options and... More