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

Yousef Rabhi
Volunteer Coordinator

(734) 647-8528

Inspired by his years in pre-school volunteering for the Adopt-a-Stream program, Yousef went on to be an early volunteer for the Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow Project. While studying at the University of Michigan's Program in the Environment, Yousef spent all five of his summer terms working at MBGNA as an intern. After graduating, he went to work with the City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation as the Workday Coordinator, organizing dozens for workdays with hundreds of volunteers. He currently also serves as the Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and as a Washtenaw County Commissioner since 2011.

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