Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday (Conservatory Closed Mondays)
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Sunday
Free admission

Fall / Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday 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.

No dogs allowed at Matthaei

Please note: No dogs are allowed on the trails at Matthaei. Dogs are only allowed on the main drive at Matthaei.

Conservatory pond at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Things to Do
A Winter Visit to the Conservatory

The conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is a cure for the winter blahs. 

Student conducting research at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Conduct Your Research at Matthaei-Nichols

Research has always played a role here. Learn more about research opportunities for faculty and students.

The Gardens


Perennial Garden


Medicinal Garden


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