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

Sydney Richards
Visitor Services Front Desk & Events Supervisor

(734) 764-7826

A graduate of Michigan State University with a dual degree in the History of Art and Arts & Humanities, Sydney’s passion for the arts and community engagement has led to work with the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, and more. Sydney supervises the front desk and coordinates all public special events at MBGNA. In her free time, Sydney enjoys drinking coffee, traveling, talking about art, being outside, and playing with her Corgi, Scooter. Sydney is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Arts Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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