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

Karen Sikkenga
Associate Director

(734) 647-7600

Karen was born and raised in Ann Arbor. She received a bachelorís degree from the University of Michigan and a masterís in public policy and administration from San Francisco State University. She worked for many years as a management consultant, helping local government entities with organizational design and analyzing the policy impacts of local legislation. Before joining MBGNA Karen worked as the budget and finance manager for the College of Literature, Science & the Arts (her alma mater).

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