Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Matthaei Botanical Gardens has a variety of wonderful spaces to explore on your own or with family. The children’s gardens and conservatory are homes to both native and exotic species of flowers, trees, and shrubs that are magical to experience.
We’ve noticed that the Koi Fish in the conservatory and the Bonsai Tree display are particularly fascinating for both children and adults. In addition there is nearly three miles of trails and natural areas on the gardens property that provide the possibility for hours of natural education and play opportunities. Hawks, turtles, blue herons, and frogs are among the many species that you will have a chance to observe as they enjoy the grounds and skies of Matthaei.
The University of Michigan has crafted the amazing grounds of Matthaei Botanical Gardens just north and east of Downtown Ann Arbor and graciously allows public access 7 days a week! With a gift shop, wheelchair accessible points of interest, and an incredibly helpful staff to assist with any questions, this location stands out as one of the top nature destinations in Washtenaw County! It is definitely one of our favorites!