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.
In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
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 trails

The Arboretum’s trails and paths lead to every corner of the property. Although only two routes are officially designated as “trails” in the links below, these trails and the network of smaller paths allow you to explore the Arb with abandon.

Trails and paths are shown on the trail map in our Arboretum visitor guide as well as on many wayfinding signs on site. All trails and paths allow you to return to where you began.

Explore the links below to plan your outing.

Storm water runoff and erosion control are explored on the Clean Water Trail... Laurel Ridge delivers a powerful message through a beautiful experience: azaleas and rhododendrons thrive where their cultural needs are met...

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