The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

calendar of events

There's always something happening at the Arb & Gardens, whether it's a single cactus blooming in the Conservatory or a few thousand people enjoying Earth Day celebrations. Free guided tours. Prescribed burns. Gardening and art classes for kids and adults. School field trips. Seasonal exhibits. Let our calendar help you find the activity that's right for you and your family.

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Bundle up for a glorious winter hike through the Arb or Gardens. See views normally obscured by foliage. The day after a snow fall is always beautiful and the animal tracks so clear.
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  • Public Funding and the Environment
    In Michigan, some rural and urban communities have found that publicly-funded projects can foster economic growth while prioritizing the environment. Courtney Bourgoin, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter’s State Budget Organizer, discusses the positive outcomes associated with investing public funds in key issue areas to improve infrastructure and environmental safeguards. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 1/17/2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

    More info: click here


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