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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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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  • Spectacular Bryophytes of Winter
    Winter is a great time for looking at mosses and liverworts throughout Michigan. Take a close look almost anywhere and you'll discover scenery and diversity that are largely unnoticed. You'll find out where to look and what to look for and also will explore the fascinating role of bryophytes in the history of life and of science. Presented by Michigan Botanical Club. 647.7600.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 11/19/2012

    Time: 7:45 pm

    More info: click here

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