The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Summer is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. The ornamental plants in this garden are originally native to the Americas.
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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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  • Eco-Restoration Workdays - Matthaei Botanical Gardens
    Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. RSVP/advance registration required for individuals and groups. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (734) 647-8528 or

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

    Date: Third Saturday of each month

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 7/19/2014

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

    More info: click here

  • Power Point Instruction - with Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)
    Jim Heilig leads a presentation on PowerPoint. Bring your laptop and Jim will navigate the way through creating a basic PowerPoint presentation. All experience levels welcome; those with more knowledge may be asked to assist those needing help. Plus, explore recent trends in Maxillaria hybridizing and awards.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 7/19/2014

    Time: 11 am to 2 am

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