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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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It may be cold and dreary outside, but inside itís bright and green. Warm up your senses with a trip to the Conservatory. Be sure to give the kaleidoscope a spin!
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  • Feast! - A Cross-Cultural Culinary Tour of Plants Around the World
    From cinnamon in Sri Lanka to figs in ancient Rome, the winter exhibit takes a look at how plants have played an essential role in celebrations and cooking, especially during the holiday season. Activities during the exhibit include a visit from Father Christmas, food event, music on Nov. 24, seasonal flower display, member sale, kids activities, and more.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 11/24/2012 to 1/6/2013

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

    More info: click here

  • Feast: A World Dinner Party - Special Fundraiser Dinner
    Please note: Registration for this event is now closed! Thank you.

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum is hosting this evening a special fundraiser dinner prepared by U-M chefs (Friday, December 14) at 6 pm.

    Ticket price includes a pre-dinner guided tour of our winter exhibit, Feast!, ‘mocktails’ in the conservatory, chef's cooking demonstration, appetizers, entrée buffet, and dessert. 

    Event start at 6 pm, with dinner following at 7.

     

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 12/14/2012

    Time: 6 pm


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