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

Lee Bravender
Children's Garden Project Coordinator

(614) 795-1967

Lee received a BA in English and Communication from Michigan State and an MA in Literacy and ESL from the University of North Carolina. In 2012 she started working on her second bachelorís in Sustainable Plant Systems and Landscape Design and Management at Ohio State University. Lee most recently worked at the Chadwick Arboretum on the Ohio State campus. She is also a master gardener, has operated her own garden design and maintenance company, and is an active volunteer in many areas, including gardening and education.

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