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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  • Catching Your Breath
    A free monthly wellness program for caregivers/partners of adults living with memory loss. Designed for learning and practicing stress resilience and creative skills essential for continued health and well-being. Also May 13, June 10, July 15, & August 12. Presented by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Info and to register: 734.936.8803.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/15/2013

    Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

    More info: click here

  • The Ecological Roles of Fungi
    Dr. Paul Olexia, retired biology professor from Kalamazoo College, presents “The Ecological Roles of Fungi."  Diversity of fungi groups will be discussed, including biology of their hyphae filaments which secrete digestive enzymes.  Different, yet basic, life strategies will be addressed which affect soil quality, and also have other consequences. Presented by Michigan Botanical Club. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/15/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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