Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Detroit

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Arjay Miller Michigan Arboretum

4900-4910 Southfield Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126

The arboretum has grown until it is now one of the largest in the United States, devoted exclusively to trees and shrubs from a specific state.  Michigan, with some 58,000 square miles of land, has more varieties of trees and shrubs than the entire continent of Europe, which covers 3,700,000 square miles.

Royal Oak Arboretum

920 W Windmere Ave, Royal Oak, M I48073

The Royal Oak Nature Society is a volunteer group working with the City of Royal Oak to protect, maintain and promote the usage of Royal Oak’s two nature preserves, Cummingston Park and Tenhave Woods.  We are also in the process of developing an arboretum and wildflower garden (Royal Oak Arboretum) behind the Royal Oak Senior Center.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens includes botanical gardens, natural areas with trails, and several research-quality habitats. The conservatory is popular year-round. The public entrance is at 1800 North Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ann Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

4 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is a greenhouse and a botanical garden located on Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park located in the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario near the Canada–United States border.

Bennett Arboretum

Northville, MI 48168

Bennett Arboretum is a jewel with an easy two-mile trail through the oldest county arboretum in Michigan. Bennett is a popular course for high school cross country teams in the fall.

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