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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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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  • Wednesday Wine Walks
    Friends members at the sustaining level or higher ($100) are invited to enjoy a casual behind-the-scenes look at Matthaei Botanical Gardens with membership coordinator Andy Sell and other Matthaei-Nichols staff members. Not a member? Join at the sustaining level and enjoy this tour and other benefits.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 7/23/2014

    Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Bring Your Own Bonsai
    A three-member panel of bonsai artists discusses care and design options for participants who bring their bonsai. Arrive by 6:30 to speak with members before the program.  For more information visit the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society website. Presented by Ann Arbor Bonsai Society. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 7/23/2014

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

    More info: click here

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