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.

press room

Welcome to the Arb & Gardens press room. If you're a journalist, editor, blogger, writer, videographer, or member of the media we're happy to help you with story ideas, on-site visits, interviews, experts, and photos. To request a digital image or other multimedia materials, please submit a request using the online contact form. For any media request, please include your deadline in the message.

Media coverage of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum... A general press kit with background information and facts about MBGNA, a resource panel of our talented horticulture staff...
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For media inquiries or to request to be added to our press mailing list please contact Joe Mooney at (734) 647-9679 or by e-mail at

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