The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
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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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This starfish flower resides in the arid house of the Botanical Gardens Conservatory. The arid house is one of three galleries in the Conservatory, each representing one of the world’s major biomes.
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  • Annual Potluck, Slide Show, and Deep Roots Award
    All invited for a harvest celebration of ideas and food and the presentation of the Deep Roots Award, which recognizes the outstanding stewardship of a Wild Ones’ member. Bring a dish to pass. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor. 734.604.4674.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 11/13/2012

    Time: 6:45 pm

    More info: click here

  • Winter Management (Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers)
    Learn about the different methods of preparing the hive for winter with or without wrapping, and why condensation is one of the biggest winter hive problems. Includes a discussion of practical approaches to managing internal condensation generated by the honeybees. Presented by Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2).

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 11/13/2012

    Time: 7 pm

    More info: click here


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