The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

calendar of events

There's always something happening at the Arb & Gardens, whether it's a single cactus blooming in the Conservatory or a few thousand people enjoying Earth Day celebrations. Free guided tours. Prescribed burns. Gardening and art classes for kids and adults. School field trips. Seasonal exhibits. Let our calendar help you find the activity that's right for you and your family.

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This impressive century plant is one of several agaves in the Arid House at the Botanical Gardens. At over 70 years old, we are still waiting for its first bloom.
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  • Hot Chocolate  CANCELED
    Chocolate!! Get a head start on Valentine’s Day with our Hot Chocolate program. Bring your apron and become a chocolate expert. Learn all about chocolate, from tree to truffle, sip hot cocoa, and make a chocolaty treat to take home. $10.00/child 16-YE-01.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 2/13/2016

    Time: 9:30 am to 11 am

    More info: click here

  • Exhibit: Artists at Work
    An exhibit of work in a variety of media by Matthaei-Nichols staff and volunteers. Open daily. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 1/23/2016 to 3/6/2016

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

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