The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
"I come to the Gardens for my health, the serenity of nature, and the company of kindred souls."
Beverly Mosely,
Garden Volunteer
Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Connie Crancer
Collections and Natural Areas Specialist

(734) 389-3471

Connie recently earned her Masters of Science in Terrestrial Ecology through the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and she holds a Bachelorís degree in Horticulture from Michigan State University. She began working at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in 1987. Connie is a Natural Areas team member and specializes in native plant species. She manages several of our native plant gardens and our native species propagation program.

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