Matthaei Botanical Garden and Nichols Arboretum
Known as “the Arb” to locals and home to one of the richest landscapes of the region, the Nichols Arboretum is an outstanding arboretum operated by the University of Michigan and located on the eastern edge of Central Campus. Designed by O.C. Simmonds in 1906, the Arb hosts a beautiful variety of native and exotic trees crafted into a stunning landscape alongside its garden of peonies and collection of centennial shrubs. The Arb is the perfect place to get lost on a jog, walk around on a brisk autumn day or sun bathe and read under the warm summer sun.
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights Ann Arbor, MI 48104