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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  • Harvest Festival at the U-M Campus Farm
    All students, staff, faculty, family, friends, and community members are invited to an evening of food, music, friends, and fun in celebration of the student farm and sustainable food at the University of Michigan. Enjoy seasonal, local dishes prepared by U-M chefs, music featuring local artists, and games for all ages. Tickets available at the U-M Sustainable Food Program website. Presented by University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP). Sponsored by Rackham Student Government, the University of Michigan Central Student Government, U-M Student Sustainability Initiative, University Catering, and the University pf Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & nichols Arboretum

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 10/2/2013

    Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

    More info: click here

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