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
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.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Brooke Gibbard
Horticulture Technician

Horticulture technician Brooke Gibbard helps grow and maintain plants for the Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, and Arboretum, and assists the Natural Areas team with invasive species removal, prescribed burning, brush clearing and trail maintenance. Brooke has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Education from Michigan State University, and formerly worked for Michigan State University’s Plant Biology Teaching Conservatories and AgBioResearch Plant Science Greenhouses. Brooke is a passionate naturalist and an active volunteer in urban agriculture and education.

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