Two Great Locations, One Organization

Updated June 21, 2021:

COVID continues to have an impact on our operations but we are now open to Matthaei-Nichols members and University of Michigan M-card holders.

The conservatory, gift shop, and display gardens at Matthaei—including the Gaffield Children’s Garden—are currently open to Matthaei-Nichols members and University of Michigan M-card holders. Indoors or in the display gardens, our reopening plan includes offering scheduled visits to our members initially. After that we will reopen to all others, also in a scheduled format.
The trails and natural areas at both Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum remain open for public use, daily sunrise to sunset.
Parking at Matthaei is now enforced. Please use the parking kiosks located at the main entrances to the Matthaei Visitor Center. Matthaei-Nichols members enjoy free parking. Follow instructions on the kiosks and enter your member number.

NOTE ABOUT NICHOLS ARBORETUM:

  • The visitor center is closed
  • We are not issuing permits for the spaces in front of the peony garden on Washington Hts.
When visiting the Arb or Matthaei, please observe the recommended distancing of 6 ft for your safety and that of other visitors, and wear a face covering. Read Univ Michigan updates here.
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