Two Great Locations, One Organization

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Fall / Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Daily 10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesdays until 8 pm
Free admission

Matthaei Botanical Gardens trails
Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset

Discover the beauty and science of nature at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Wander through one of our eleven outdoor garden spaces featuring bonsai, native and medicinal plants, perennials, and more blooming seasonally from spring to first frost. Take a walk along nearly three miles of trails and natural areas. Or visit the year-round indoor conservatory filled with plants from around the world. Begin your exploration at the visitor center, where you’ll find visitor guides, restrooms, water and snacks and the Garden Store. Helpful staff in the main lobby will orient you to the many gardens and display areas at Matthaei. All trails at the Gardens loop back to the Visitor Center. View and download a visitor guide and map of Matthaei.


Things to Do
Signs of Spring:

There are a lot of debates about the best season in Michigan, but certainly a favorite season would have to be spring. Let’s see what’s starting to bloom this time of year at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

The Gardens


Perennial Garden


Medicinal Garden


Explore over 6 miles




Campus Farm

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