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U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA)


University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is about connecting people with nature, sustaining the earth, caring for our natural heritage, sharing knowledge, and promoting learning.

The Gardens are located on 350 acres and feature a wide variety of habitats, trails, formal gardens, and a three-climate conservatory. The Arb is located on 123 acres near U-M central campus and U-M Hospitals and features frontage on the Huron River, the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America, and displays of trees and shrubs.

Together we offer a variety of classes, programs, events and opportunities for people to connect with the natural world.

Contact Information

Joe Mooney

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 Dixboro
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741

Phone: (734) 647-7600
E-mail: mbgnavs@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Office of the Provost

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University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

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Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Arts, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education: Higher Ed, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Middle and High School (7-12), Science & Research