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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

The Healing Garden

February 23 - April 6, 10am - 4:30pm

Spring Conservatory Exhibit - The Healing Garden: Savor Nature's Restorative Powers

Lift your spirits and take a break from winter during "The Healing Garden," our interactive spring display in the conservatory at Matthaei. Enjoy the regenerative qualities of nature's many scents, colors, textures, and forms in a warm, plant-filled setting and learn about the benefits of exercise, meditation, and close contact with nature-indoors or out. Interactive activities during the exhibit include self-guided meditation; an aromatherapy station, where visitors will experience directly how scents can make them feel better; color and mood interpretation display that reveals how color affects how we feel; and meditative outdoor hikes. Also, displays of bulbs and fresh-air plants. Regular conservatory admission includes the above drop-in activities in the conservatory during the exhibit.