The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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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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  • The Garden of India - Conservatory Exhibit at Matthaei
    A conservatory exhibit in conjunction with the U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts' winter 2014 theme semester, "India in the World" that reveals the culture and people of India through its botany and horticulture. Also inlcudes an exhibit of community- and student-contributed photographs of India. Free admission; open daily.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 1/25/2014 to 3/9/2014

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

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