Please note: we must limit group size to 10 for public eco-workdays during the academic year. If your group is larger then we ask that you consider a private workday. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 734.647.8528 or by email for more information.
Please note: Matthaei Botanical Gardens is not located within walking or easy biking distance from campus. It is also not on a UM or public bus route.
Help preserve our native ecosystems by joining us for monthly public stewardship events at the Arb (2nd Saturdays) and Gardens (3rd Saturdays) from 9 am–noon. Activities include the removal of non-native, invasive plants. Fall/winter work involves the use of loppers and hand saws as well as cutting, dragging, and piling brush. Spring/summer work primarily involves hand weeding. Since these events are open to the public we ask that group size be limited to 10 participants. Preregistration is required.
Groups are welcome to coordinate a private workday at the Arb & Gardens during the week or weekend. Preferred times are 9:00 – Noon or 1:00 - 4:00pm. We are typically able to accommodate larger groups for private workdays depending on the time of year and work at hand. Activities may include natural areas restoration, display garden maintenance and other special projects.