Accessibility at Matthaei Botanical Gardens &
We aim to make as many of the spaces and places at Matthaei-Nichols as universally accessible as possible. In addition to all of our public buildings being wheelchair accessible, we have also developed a number of display gardens and trails that incorporate recommended inclines, slopes, and clearance to permit reasonable accessibility.
Handicap parking is available near all Matthaei Botanical Gardens entrances. Both the gardens and the arboretum locations also offer wheelchair-accessible restrooms. For those picnicking, we offer accessible outdoor patios and picnic areas overlooking the peony garden at Nichols Arboretum and the Gateway Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, as well as near the west parking lot of Matthaei.
Wheelchairs can be checked out from the information desk at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Wheelchairs are limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.