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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  • Popsicles and Potpourris
    Explore the many ways that herbs and spices can be used to cool you down on a hot summer day. $5 per child includes activities and materials. Family tree members and above receive 6 free passes for children's fee-based classes.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 7/16/2014

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter
    A free monthly program that promotes the use of native plants in gardening and emphasizes the sustainable landscaping movement. Tonight’s program TBA. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 7/16/2014

    Time: 6:45 pm to 8:30 am

    More info: click here

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