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
Summer is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. The ornamental plants in this garden are originally native to the Americas.
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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