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
In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Debra Vaught
Customer Service Associate

(734) 647-7600

Debra is an advanced master gardener and had volunteered for many years at the Gardens prior to working here, helping with planting the Gateway Garden and with the annual plant sale. She joined the visitor services staff in 2008 and is responsible for front-desk operations, providing excellent customer service to our visitors and sharing the managing and purchasing responsibilities for the gift shop.

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