The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Photograph of Red-Tailed Hawk taken at Nichols Arboretum by Andreas Kanon
Click here to learn more about birding at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
Take a botanical tour of the world in our Conservatory.

school programs

Tours of the Conservatory and trails at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are available throughout the academic year. Trained interpretive guides cover a variety of topics including basic botany, ecosystems, restoration ecology and wetlands which help you to reach Michigan education benchmarks.

Schools in which at least 40% of the students qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP) are eligible to apply for a scholarship to subsidize the guided school field trip. Scholarships are given on a first come basis. Please contact Liz Glynn for more details.

It cannot too frequently be realized that nature is the best teacher and that even in the museum-like arboretum she can give points on arrangement.
-O.C. Simonds, Landscape

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