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

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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