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

Joe Mooney
Marketing & Communications Manager

(734) 647-9679

Joe joined Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum in 2008. He brings to MBGNA a love of nature and the outdoors and of horticulture and gardening as well as an extensive knowledge of plants and gardening. Before joining MBGNA Joe had been a marketing associate, writer, designer, and book editor at the University of Michigan Press for six years; a magazine editor in Chicago for several years prior to the U-M Press, and a freelance writer and editor for various national and local publications for over a decade. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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