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
Fall / Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Tuesday-Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesdays until 8 pm
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.
Things to Do
A Winter Visit to the Conservatory
The conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is a cure for the winter blahs.
Conduct Your Research at Matthaei-Nichols
Research has always played a role here. Learn more about research opportunities for faculty and students.