The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Summer is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. The ornamental plants in this garden are originally native to the Americas.
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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Late May early June is a lovely time of year to visit the Peony Garden at the Arb. The original garden arrangement of 27 beds separated by season and color is still in place (and looking beautiful!) today.
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  • Picture This! - Photography Exhibit
    An exhibit of photographs taken of and by young patients—many of whom were born with facial differences or cleft palates—in U-M Mott Hospital’s Craniofacial Anomalies Program. The children were paired with professional photographers from the community to learn new ways to look at and through the camera while exploring Nichols Arboretum. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 5/6/2016 to 7/24/2016

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm


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