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15 Years of Play

This week visit Matthaei Botanical Gardens to find game codes and also explore everything else it has to offer! The Gaffield Children's Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is celebrating 15 years of play! While you are here you can also visit the art exhibit in the Conservatory building to earn the Ray of Art badge. NOTE: The Conservatory and Gallery are CLOSED on Mondays, but the Gardens are OPEN so plan accordingly. 



Outdoors on a gravel path. The path is stroller and wheelchair accessible on a rough, not always flat surface.



10:00 am to 8:00 pm

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Sunday

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday - Saturday*

The conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is closed on Mondays. Trails and natural areas are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.


Walking distance:

About 0.375 -0.5 miles depending on which parking lot you use.



Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Driving? ​​Metered flat parking lots adjacent to the building

Biking? There are bike racks at Matthaei

Unfortunately, Matthaei is not on a bus route.

BEGIN By looking at the Garden MAP to figure out where the Gaffield Children’s Garden is from the Gateway Gate entrance. It’s basically straight back keeping the building to your right.  Once you make your way to the Gaffield Children’s Garden wooden arch sign and the green tunnel this badge will start!


This badge has been awarded to 370 players

Sign in to see clues and check your progress on this badge


For the seventh clue, you actually need to exit the builders garden and return to the wooden shed, then go to the right of it to find the clue and the trail.

We went to the garden today but the trail was pretty flooded from the storm and couldn't find the second to last clue about the whistle pig bridge. Can we get some help please? Thanks!

Badge Series
Arbor Explorer

Badge Tags
Around Town


⭐️ Standard 1 of out 4 difficulty

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