The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Pick up our new adventure activity backpack in the main lobby and explore the wetlands of Matthaei Botanical Gardens with this handy, printable Wetland Adventure Booklet.

Adveunture backpacks
Adventure Backpack

Youth Programs - Little Green Thumbs

Spring 2013 kidsí gardening classes at Matthaei. All programs 10 am-noon. Fees cover materials and activities

Sign Up! - For our Little Green Thumbs programs listed below.

For more information call 734.647.7600 or enter your email address on any page of our website to receive our free monthly e-newsletter.

Sat. April 13
Super Seedlings

Discover the magic of seeds. Some seeds are only as big as a grain of sand while others are huge. Learn how the sun, water, and warm spring days encourage little seeds to become big seedlings and full-grown plants. Explore the types of seeds that will grow well in your home garden and plant seeds to take home. $8.00/child. 13-YE-12

Sat. May 18
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Growing something you can harvest and eat is a delightful and tasty experience. Seedlings need the right soil, sun, water, and care to grow into delicious fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers. Learn how to make a beautiful vegetable garden anywhere! Decorate a small pot and transfer seedlings to take home. $8.00/child. 13-YE-13

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