Two Great Locations, One Organization

Hours and Directions


Winter Hours (Labor Day – Mid May)
Monday, Tuesday 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday – Sunday 10 am to 4:30 pm

Closed 12/24, 12/25, & 12/31
Open 10 am to 4:30 pm New Year’s Day

Summer hours (Mid May – Labor Day)
Daily 10 am – 8 pm
Trails: daily sunrise to sunset

Conservatory admission is free.
Donations welcome!

Nature Walking Trails

Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Trails not maintained in winter.
Free admission.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail

Trail head begins near Campus Farm off Dixboro Rd. and connects to Parker Mill Park and the Washtenaw Border to Border Trail system. Open year-round; trail not maintained in winter. Click here to learn more about the trail..

Parking at Matthaei

Please park only in designated parking areas, which are identified by numbered spaces at the main entrance to the lobby/conservatory, in the west parking lot and in the parking lot near the campus farm/shared use trail. Parking cost is $1.80 per hour, with a $5 maximum per day. Parking pay kiosks accept credit cards and coins. Matthaei-Nichols members park for free. Follow instructions on kiosk to enter space number then member number. Click here for more parking information.

Free Transportation to Matthaei

We offer free transportation to Matthaei Botanical Gardens for University of Michigan classes and groups. Click here for more information.


Arboretum open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open daily mid-May through Labor Day – Saturday & Sunday through mid-November.
Free admission.

For additional information on parking locations please refer to this PDF map:
Arboretum parking

Directions to Matthaei

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-647-7600 Fax: (734) 998-6205

Directions to Nichols Arboretum

Nichols Arboretum

Nichols Arboretum 1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-647-7600

Nichols Arboretum is located adjacent to U-M’s Central Campus in Ann Arbor.

All trails within the Arboretum’s borders are closed to motorized vehicles. This includes Nichols Drive, which follows the river within the Arb after visitors have entered the Arboretum from U-M lot M-29.

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