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.

nichols arboretum exhibits

The Arboretum's displays, natural areas, trails/pathways and James D. Reader Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center invite your exploration and use. These exhibits are intimately interwoven - physically, conceptually, and aesthetically. Use the links to delve into various exhibit types for your next visit - as well as to learn more about what you've already seen. Please note that some of these pages have special web links within them

The Arb provides unique opportunities to explore cases and concepts in the onogiong interaction of the natural world and humans... Trails and designated paths lead you to every corner of The Arb. Although only two routes are currently designated as "trails" in the links below, the network of trails and paths allows you to explore with abandon...

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