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
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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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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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  • Summer 2017 Children's Garden Pop-Up Program - Bubbles!
    Kids and parents invited to join us in the Gaffield Children's Garden to experiment with bubbles, watch what shapes are formed, how long they last, and what the sun and wind do with bubbles. Pop the bubbles that land or watch how long they last. Every Monday throughout the summer we're offering a different hands-on nature-play experience. These are free, low-key guided programs that connect children with nature and that parents and other family members can replicate at home. Free. Mondays through August.

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    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 6/26/2017

    Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

    More info: click here

  • The Grandmother Tree Walk - a U-M Bicentennial Program
    A tree’s-eye view of the bicentennial. The Grandmother Tree Walk is a self-guided tour of 12 trees in Nichols Arboretum. The trees are historically or horticulturally important and their stories are told alongside key moments in U-M’s history. Maps will be available at the Arboretum visitor center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and on-line beginning in April. Free.  #umich200

    Part of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebrations. The Arboretum is free and open daily sunrise to sunset.

    Location: Nichols Arboretum

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 4/3/2017 to 12/31/2017

    Time: 7 am to 8 pm


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