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

Liz Glynn
Childrenís Program Coordinator

(734) 763-6667

Liz Glynn joined Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum in 2007 as Childrenís Program coordinator. She designs and implements educational programs for K-12 students and year-round environmental education programs for youth and families. These programs meet Michigan science education standards and emphasize ecosystems and plant functions and adaptations. Liz also trains and supervises a group of over 35 docents who share their knowledge and respect for the natural world with school-aged children. Liz brings many years of management and volunteer supervision experience to her job at Matthaei-Nichols, having worked in the cooperative natural food industry collaborating with local farmers and distributors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education from the University of Michiganís School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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