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Review of Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Ranked #5 of 83 things to do in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
Urbana, Illinois
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114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is a beautiful place! We saw a huge Agave plant that actually goes through the roof. The cacti were very unique. We enjoyed roaming the outside gardens and seeing the bonsai bushes.

Visited August 2014
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Stayner, Canada
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68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I can't believe this place is free. We would probably still be there if it weren't so hot out. We came in to see Ann Arbor and this was a stopover. Beautiful place. The flowers are ALL beautiful. All you do is pay $ 1.40 hr for parking or $ 5.00 for the day. We left a considerable donation at the desk. Everything helps. We saw the Century plant (Agave) in bloom. It was 80 years old. The girl at the front desk was very helpful as well as the volunteer at the kids garden. They really love their jobs and show it. I wish we had more time here but there is so much to see in Ann Arbor. We enjoyed it completely

Visited August 2014
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Retreat of beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I've spent more time at the Arb than the Botanic Garden but enjoyed them both! The Arb is a great place to run or sit by the river - tons of weaving paths to explore and connects to the greater B2B trail. Botanic Garden is more of a bike ride away from campus and also has fun trails and was a great sit for a friends wedding! Both are great places to rest and get into nature!

Visited June 2014
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Haymarket, Virginia
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I would highly recommend you check this place out. Wow be careful if you go here it is so beautiful it just might overwhelm you. A must see!!!

Visited July 2014
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Bonita Springs
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So much packed into a smaller space.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We recently took a trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We did not think their would be so much to see and were quite impressed. We were there over 2 hours. When I called to ask how long it might take us to go though they said anywhere from 1/2 your to 2 hours.
We enjoyed it completely.

Visited July 2014
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