The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
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study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

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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Skunk cabbage gets its name from the odor it produces to attract insect pollinators. Take a walk in the Arb or on the Botanical Garden trails and see if you can spot this unique plant.
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  • Beekeeping Equipment: What You Need, Part II
     

    Presented by Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)

    This month’s program continues February’s general introduction to the various types of hive equipment used for honeybees and a demonstration of the proper method of assembly and questions pertinent to peculiarities with equipment.  Info: rimendel@sbcglobal.net.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 3/12/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm


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