The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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.
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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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Bundle up for a glorious winter hike through the Arb or Gardens. See views normally obscured by foliage. The day after a snow fall is always beautiful and the animal tracks so clear.
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  • The Garden of India - Conservatory Exhibit at Matthaei
    A conservatory exhibit in conjunction with the U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts' winter 2014 theme semester, "India in the World" that reveals the culture and people of India through its botany and horticulture. Also inlcudes an exhibit of community- and student-contributed photographs of India. Free admission; open daily.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 1/25/2014 to 3/9/2014

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • Hot Chocolate
    What’s better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day? Bring your apron and be a chocolate expert for a morning. Learn all about chocolate, from tree to truffle; sip hot cocoa; and make a chocolaty treat to take home.   $8.00 per child includes materials and activities. A Winter Adventure Saturday program sponsored by Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. Use regsitration number: 14-YE-01

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 1/25/2014

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm


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