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

Jan Stearns
HR Coordinator

(734) 647-8062

Jan is a native of Portland, Maine and, after attending the University of Maine, she went on to become the mother of two wonderful children. She has been with MBGNA since the spring of 2002. In addition to processing payroll and providing administrative support, Jan has the pleasure of hiring work-study students, summer interns, and new staff members, all of whom go on to make many significant contributions to the Arb and Gardens.

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