Two Great Locations, One Organization


The Nichols Arboretum began with the Nichols’ original gift of land and is now a 123 acre oasis next to the UM campus.


1907. The Nichols Arboretum. Given by Walter Hammond Nichols B. S. (Chemistry) 1891 and Esther Blanche Connor Nichols B. S. 1894 to the Regents of the University of Michigan for the use of the University and the Schools of Ann Arbor.

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The Visitor Center, Conservatory and Display Gardens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens are scheduled to be closed on Monday, June 27 until 12:30 PM while maintenance is performed on the facility. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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