The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
Check out the bloom calendar.
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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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  • Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
    A new, free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, March 23 through May 18. Presented by Mich. Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 5/4/2015

    Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

    More info: click here

  • The Story of Vanilla
    Presented by Herb Study Group
    A presentation on the history and uses of this complex flavor and fragrance, which are derived from the ripened seed pod of an orchid native to Central American. Info: Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 5/4/2015

    Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

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