The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

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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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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events for October 14

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  • Stars & Stripes of the Mini-Catts
    Alex Challis of Littlefrog Farm presents smaller Cattleyas in a large assortment of colors, including spots and flares, and also discusses their culture. Also, show and tell, raffle, and orchid-related items for sale. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society. Info: AnnArborOrchids@aol.com

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 10/14/2012

    Time: 2 pm to 5 pm

    More info: click here


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