The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
"I come to the Gardens for my health, the serenity of nature, and the company of kindred souls."
 
Beverly Mosely,
Garden Volunteer
Summer is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. The ornamental plants in this garden are originally native to the Americas.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Alex Bryan
Manager, U-M Sustainable Food Program

frogo@umich.edu

Alex Bryan was formerly Director of Agricultural Programs at the Greater Lansing Food Bank where he developed and managed an extensive community garden program and a farm-business incubator. He is actively engaged in food and farming work, serving on multiple non-profit boards; and, he co-owns Food Field, a 4-acre urban farm in Detroit. Alex has been recognized nationally by AmeriCorps Alums and Farm Credit Services for his leadership in the food and farming sector. He has a B.A. in English Literature from University of Michigan and is always begging friends and co-workers to join him on long trail runs.


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