The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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.
study spots
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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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July is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the garden and take in the breathtaking variety, design and bright colors of this July highlight.
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  • Nature Photography by Andrea Kaminski
    Local photographer Andrea Kaminski brings her evocative photographs of nature to Matthaei Botanical Gardens this June and July. Kaminski's "In the Clouds" series capture the full-on grandeur of clouds and appear to be taken from great heights, even when the photographs are shot from ground level. In her "Arranging Nature" series, artifice and found beauty intermingle playfully, revealing the subtle colors and patterns of nature.

    Admission is free and show runs June 8 through July 13. Photographs available for sale. inquire at Matthaei front desk. 

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 6/8/2014 to 7/13/2014

    Time: 10 am to 8 pm

    More info: click here

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