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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.
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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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Few places on earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Take an afternoon walk through the Arb or Garden trails to see the spectacular autumn foliage.
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  • Legacy of the Land through Art
    In collaboration with the Legacy Land Conservancy, Matthaei-Nichols presents Legacy of the Land through Art, an exhibition of art in an array of media that celebrates the connection between land and people—a key component of both organizations’ missions. Free admission. Open daily.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 10/12/2013 to 11/10/2013

    Time: 10 am

    More info: click here


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