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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
Phone Number: +1 734-647-7600
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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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Great for the area

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Marquette, Michigan
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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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ann arbor, mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you love plants and the outdoors, the Botanical Gardens are a must stop. Inside the conservatory are hundreds of plant types. Then there is a short walk around a pond. And then a more serious trail through the woods. It is a peaceful and meditative setting.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens keep improving. In the dead of winter you can hang out in one of the three greenhouses and breathe summer air while enjoying the beautiful plants and bonsai. Spring, summer and fall offer scenic trails, assorted blooming gardens, lovely trees and paths. Small children enjoy seeing the huge fish in the greenhouse pond. Sometimes there is... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The children's section of the botanic garden was amazing! I gleaned many wonderful ideas to take home to Colorado as I plan the play space in my back yard.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Such a nice place to bring the kids to explore nature. The roving guides tell their own, unique story. Loved the living rock

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect when I joined, but the discounts are completely worth it - not to mention member parking. The trails are beautiful and the greenhouse is an excellent way to get your taste of the tropics without jetlag.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Guys! How do you impress a first date at no cost! How can you take that certain someone to a warm tropical location in the middle of winter in a single day trip? Take a short drive to Matthaei Botanical Gardens.in Ann Arbor, MI. On Dixboro Road, right off of US-23. Educational, within proximity of any home in the Detroit/Toledo... More 

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