Two Great Locations, One Organization

The conservatory, gift shop, and display gardens are temporarily closed

We are currently making plans for a safe return of staff and reopening to visitors following public health and safety guidelines. We’re coordinating our efforts with the University of Michigan to ensure we’re ready for you to visit safely. We have not identified a reopening date at this time, but will update this page and other Matthaei-Nichols communications channels when information becomes available.
Our trails at both Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum remain open for public use.  Please abide by social distancing whenever using our trails.
  • No bathrooms or water fountains
  • The visitor center is closed
  • There is no designated Arb parking at this time. 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. Read Univ Michigan updates here.