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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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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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  • Fall Hive Management II
    The discussion will involve how to determine if there is enough honey for winter survival, and what should be fed at this time and the best way to do it. Also, a review of how to do a practical survey of the hives to determine strength and survivability. We will also investigate some practical methods to employ to protect the hives from mice. Free. Presented by Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 10/8/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

    More info: click here

  • Winterizing Roses
    All invited to hear a discussion and presentation on the latest techniques for winterizing roses. Also, Q&A and refreshments after the presentation. Free. Presented by Huron Valley Rose Society.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 10/8/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm

    More info: click here


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