The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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

    Date: 10/20/2012

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

  • Slide Presentation - 20th World Bromeliad Conference
    All invited to a slide show on the 20th World Bromeliad Conference held Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2012. The conference included sales, a rare plant auction, seminars, tours, and bromeliad collectors and growers from all over the world. Following the presentation members can swap plants and there will be freebies for visitors. Free. 734.647.7600.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 10/20/2012

    Time: 2 pm


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