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

Jordon Tourville

Jordon is a Master's student in Conservation Ecology and Environmental Informatics at the University of Michigan and was hired on as a caretaker in fall 2016. Before coming to Michigan, he studied biology and population genetics at the University of Vermont. He has since worked as a biological technician with the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife. His current research is focused on aspects of forest and community ecology as well as how invasive plant species become successful in novel environments. In his spare time (which is rare these days), Jordon enjoys being hiking in the backcountry, fishing, and reading.

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