The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Arb Parking Tip
Free street parking spaces are sometimes available on Oswego St. near the Arb's Geddes Street entrance.
Click here for a map.
Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

mission & vision statements

  • Our Mission:
  • Developing leaders and inspiring people to care about nature and enrich life on earth.

  • Our Vision:
  • We will be a center for rich and diverse nature-based experiences. We will offer outstanding opportunities for expanding U-M student, faculty, and public understanding of plants and ecology, and for field study, conservation and ecological restoration, and for respite and well-being.

  • Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion stategic plan:
  • Click here to view our DEI plan for fiscal year 2017.

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