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

Gayle Steiner
Director of Development

(734) 647-7847

Gayle’s work with donors focuses upon major gifts and personal estate plans that support the Gardens and Arboretum. Funding priorities include the native Great Lakes Garden, Peony Garden restoration, Gaffield Children’s Garden, Bonsai Garden, Natural Areas endowment, and the summer internship program.

Gayle’s background includes fundraising for Michigan Radio and the Michigan Theater, teaching at the University of Wisconsin and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and reporting upon news and human interest stories for public radio stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa.

Gayle earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Iowa.

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