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

Linda Neely
Events Coordinator

(734) 647-7808

Linda Neely grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Eastern Michigan University. She raised her four children on a produce farm outside the city and managed her family’s flower and gift shop for over 14 years. Linda joined MBGNA in the fall of 2001. She brings her managerial and customer-service experience to the rental program. Although she has a love for wedding planning, Linda enjoys helping with parties of all kinds, including receptions, birthday parties, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, memorial services, and U-M department events. She considers herself fortunate to have an job in which she can both meet many fantastic people and help couples create their dream weddings.

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