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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
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A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for...

A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.

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I can't believe I don't go to the gardens once a month. It's a restful place and so beautiful. I went for a special event, but I can imagine wandering here on an ongoing basis.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Grass Lake, Michigan
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Grass Lake, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't believe I don't go to the gardens once a month. It's a restful place and so beautiful. I went for a special event, but I can imagine wandering here on an ongoing basis.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I used to work in a greenhouse and this was one of my favorite spots to go and relax. It was always warm, humid and earthy smelling.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to slow down, get away from your cell, and experience nature. Busy on weekends, a treat during the week.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to take your family to go and learn about local fauna. Nice for relaxing or taking a hike.

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Chestnut Hill, MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The green houses are wonderful, a nice mix of tropical and desert plants interspersed with imaginative fairy gardens. Outside gardens interesting, even in winter. Very nice gift shop.

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Thank 602herbertd
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outside Gardens are absolutely stunning the Landscaping is amazing the naturally occurring flora and fauna is just beautiful the interior areas are perfect we'll set up well done well maintained

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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Thought the grounds were very inviting, and loved all the options of things/plants to see and do. The indoor and outdoor areas have a great range of native and non native plants, and they do sell plants at the right time of the year.

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Thank GreatNorthFood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

the botanic building is bit too small. good outside garden and walking trails in the forest area nearby

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place! It has many unique plants in the greenhouse and outside. The flowers and landscaping are beautiful and there's cool areas to relax or let your little ones play. There's also a garden where you can sample the harvest. It's a gem in the area! There is a reasonable suggested donation which gets put to good use,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great place to hike, however can be busy @ times. Very beautiful place:) Every Season has something to offer @ this place.

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