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

Jeff Walters
Building/Facilities Associate Supervisor

(734) 647-8083

Jeff has been with MBGNA since 1990, working at the Arboretum until the merger of the two units in 2004. Jeff has served in many different roles at the Arb and Gardens. He has worked as a groundskeeper and equipment mechanic, a horticulturalist, and in facilities maintenance. Jeff has an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Landscape and Turfgrass Management. He currently serves as Facilities and Equipment Manager. He enjoys the outdoors and raising sheep on his farm.

Michigan Web Design by Boxcar Studio