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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Few places on earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Take an afternoon walk through the Arb or Garden trails to see the spectacular autumn foliage.
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  • Prescribed Burn Crew Training - Volunteer Opportunity
     If you enjoy the natural areas at Matthaei-Nichols and would like to help maintain them this is a great service learning opportunity. Volunteers are on call for weekday, afternoon burns (1-4 pm) during the spring and fall. Training provides basic information about the use of prescribed fire as a restoration tool and the basic volunteer duties. A tour of past burn sites and hands-on demonstration provided, weather permitting. Note: Pre-registration required. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 734.647.8528 or All trainings are held at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., unless otherwise noted.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 10/10/2013

    Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

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