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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
+1 734-647-7600
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Went looking for some peace and quiet and found it - what a lovely place to sit, reflect and read a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ontario, Canada
Really nice facility with lots to see - look for special exhibits

Went here as a big-kids sibling gettogether, and we all had a really great time. The regular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MyTwoCent s
Orlando, Florida
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A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • 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 1 week ago

Went looking for some peace and quiet and found it - what a lovely place to sit, reflect and read a book. Cannot wait to return in another season and enjoy it more --- it was so hot and humid when we went in September...More

Thank JanetDP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here as a big-kids sibling gettogether, and we all had a really great time. The regular plants on display were great, and varied - liked how they have them sectioned off into different growth areas, like desert, tropical, etc. Special exhibit when we went...More

Thank MyTwoCent s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nature area that has both indoor and outdoor features and is a joy to visit in all seasons....spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The conservatory has three houses representing three climate types and their representative plants from around the world. Outdoor gardens include...More

Thank Noni647
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens are a true treasure to be enjoyed anytime of year. Each time we visit, we see, smell, feel something new. The Bonsai collection is wonderful! We also love the trails. Last time we were there, we were treated to an up close...More

Thank michiganmaven
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There is a special garden center, walking trails and an ideal place for photographers, all year round. A lovely section of virgin vegetation in peaceful surroundings.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I were in town visiting. We had some time to kill and came here for a visit. Since they close early during their "winter" hours, we only had an hour to spend, but it was lovely. We enjoyed walking around inside the...More

Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I love visiting the botanical gardens throughout the year! They do an amazing job with her presenting the different types of plants and botanicals. My favorite part, taking my three-year-old to the children's garden, where he can run play date and explore the different plants...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The indoor gardens are wonderful and outside there are all sorts of gardens and walking paths. Such a peaceful place to spend a couple hours. We will definitely go back!

Thank 16BandMom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

we stop by often to see what is new. The air smells like spring and feels balmy. Some of the plants change and some are old friends. Last spring our 5 year old granddaughter loved it, and spend her time looking at the displays and...More

Thank Momma_B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

As botanical gardens go, nothing too special. The green house conservatory was very nice but outside gardens were just ok. More rustic than formal. Not as nice as some botanical gardens in the mid-west (Chicago Botanical Garden vastly nicer)

Thank Brianea
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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