Situated along Fleming Creek, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens' 350 acres include four nature trails, mature woodlands, wetlands, several ponds, and a tall grass prairie.

The Conservatory, which houses more than 1,200 unusual and exotic plants from around the world, has three “houses” designed to exhibit the tremendous diversity of the plant world: tropical, warm-temperate, and arid. All three houses use a natural method (as opposed to chemical sprays) to control insects - the Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM). In this approach, beneficial insects are selectively released to control the populations of harmful bugs.


Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Located on the northeast side of Ann Arbor, Michigan, this facility of the University of Michigan has many nice attractions. Perennial gardens, children's garden nature trails and a beautiful conservatory are all featured.

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