The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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study spots
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calendar of events

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 it’s 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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  • Conservatory Display: Pineapples & Pincushions - The Art & Science of Patterns in Nature

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Events

    Date: 11/26/2011 to 1/8/2012

  • Father Christmas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Events

    Date: 12/17/2011

    Time: 11 am to 1 pm

  • Ann Arbor Christmas Bird Count

    Location: Off Site

    Category: Community Education

    Date: 12/17/2011

    More info: click here

  • Eco-Restoration Workdays- MBG

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Work Days

    Date: 12/17/2011

    Time: 9 am to 12 pm

    More info: click here

  • Winter Wonders

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 12/17/2011

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

    More info: click here

  • Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Community Education

    Date: 12/17/2011

    Time: 10 am to 5 pm

    More info: click here


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