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

Steven Parrish
Natural Areas Specialist

(734) 274-7076

Ann Arbor native Steven Parrish joins our Natural Areas team and will be working with us for the next year on the Eastern Massasauga Habitat Restoration and Education project funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He comes to us with a degree from the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment and several years of local conservation work managing invasive species and conducting prescribed burns. Steve has also participated in conservation projects in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. He has construction experience as well and a strong interest in entomology and photography. Steve is drawn to the subtle things in nature, which he loves to share with staff and visitors.

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