Two Great Locations, One Organization

Updated March 2022

We are now open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 – 4:30, and Wednesdays 10 – 8.

Visitors entering the visitor center and conservatory will be asked to complete the ResponsiBLUE screening. Please click the button below to access.

As of March 14, 2022, face masks are encouraged but are not required for visitors in the Conservatory.


The trails and natural areas at both Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum remain open for public use, daily, sunrise to sunset.


  • 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.