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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  • Native Seed Cleaning Workshop
    Help with the new Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei through this informative and entertaining evening with Matthaei-Nichols staff horticulturist Connie Crancer. Seed-cleaning materials provided. Bring native seeds to share; leave with seeds to take home! This workshop presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 1/9/2013

    Time: 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

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