The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Gifts to Matthaei-Nichols help provide for places of hope that encourage environmental action while offering restorative landscapes.

bonsai challenge

Your gift to care for the trees in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Bonsai and Penjing Garden can be doubled until November 25, 2015! Jerry and Rhona Meislik will donate up to $10,000 to match gift commitments of at least $500 that are paid within the next 3-4 years. Donors have given $9,000 toward the $10,000 goal, and now we need you!

The endowment specifically funds the care and maintenance of the collection. The endowment goal is $800,000, which will fund a half-time horticulture specialist, materials, and visits with leading bonsai practitioners for direction on artistry and health. Currently Matthaei has raised 20% of that goal, about $170,000.

Make a gift online now. To make a pledge, complete this form and mail or email it to:

Gayle K. Steiner
Director of Development
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
The University of Michigan
1800 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741

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