Matthaei Botanical Gardens University Michigan
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We visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, part of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on a visitor’s center recommendation. Parking is a dollar forty an hour but admission is free. It’s a sweet pretty place this time of year.
Above: A massive long conservatory houses sunlit desert, temperate, and tropical trees and plants. Some of the tropical plants are bigger than the ones in South Florida’s outdoor gardens.
Above: I know this is for kids but I don't see any today so in the spiders web I go.
Native orchids, forty-foot tall Agave flower stalks, forty-year-old bonsai trees, acres of real vegetable producing gardens, a kid’s world, and rock gardens, round out the offerings. We walk a woodland trail over muddy streams to visit the well stocked but expensive gift shop. It’s a fun half-day.
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