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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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  • Eco-Restoration Workdays - Matthaei Botanical Gardens
    Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu.

    More info: click here.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 10/19/2013

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

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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

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  • Display and Sale: African Violets, Gesneriads and Terrarium Plants
    Also, free growing skills seminar at 11:30 am. Info: LynnAllen0413@comcast.net. Free admission. Presented by Michigan State African Violet Society
     

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 10/19/2013

    Time: 10 am to 4 pm

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  • Orchid Species Identification
    All invited to this task-force exercise, which documents physical characteristics for proper species identification. Also, recent orchid awards presented by R.J. D’Alessio. Free. Presented by Great Lakes Judging (Orchids).

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 10/19/2013

    Time: 11 am

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