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

Sara Peterson

Sara Peterson begins work as a caretaker for Nichols Arboretum and on her studies in fall 2017 for a masterís in landscape architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate studies at Michigan she received a B.S. in Environment from U-M. Sara has worked as an intern for the National Park Service, at an organic farm in Wisconsin, as a research assistant for the Aquatic Invasive Species Center at the University of Minnesota, and as a designer and gardener for landscape firms. She is an avid beekeeper and bicyclist, having biked over 10,000 miles throughout the U.S and Central America.

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