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

David Betz
Visitor Services Manager

(734) 647-7860

David Betz brings to MBGNA several years of working with volunteers in the nonprofit sector. Previous to that he spent many years in the retail industry as a multi-unit manager for a national specialty retailer. David attended Western Michigan University and received his MBA from Eastern Michigan University. He is a backyard gardener with a love of plants inherited from parents who always had something growing in the garden. David, along with his wife Suzanne and 10-year-old daughter Lydia, loves to travel and see new places.

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