The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
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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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Bundle up for a glorious winter hike through the Arb or Gardens. See views normally obscured by foliage. The day after a snow fall is always beautiful and the animal tracks so clear.
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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: 1/18/2014

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

    More info: click here

  • Springtime in Istanbul - Plants of Turkey and Cyprus
    A presentation by long-time Rock Garden Society member Bill Brown on the spring flora of Turkey and Cyprus. Turkey especially is renowned as the source of many of our finest spring bulbs, and many other plants from Turkey also do well in our Michigan climate. Presented by Great Lakes Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Info: Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 1/18/2014

    Time: 1:30 pm to 3 pm

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