The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
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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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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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  • Ah, Wilderness! The 25th Anniversary of the Michigan Wilderness Heritage Act
    Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Director Anne Woiwode goes behind-the-scenes to the 1987 legislative process that protected 90,000 acres of old-growth forests, spectacular dunes, and remote lakes. Woiwode recounts the 10-year battle that ultimately created ten now-familiar wilderness areas: Big Island Lake, Delirium, Horseshoe Bay, Mackinac, and 6 others. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley Group

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 10/16/2012

    Time: 7:30 pm

    More info: click here

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