The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Summer is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. The ornamental plants in this garden are originally native to the Americas.
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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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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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  • Introduction to Philippine Orchid Species
     

    A discussion by Mac Rivenbark, owner of a business specializing in Philippine orchids, about the natural history of orchids from that country. Program includes a slide program of interesting species and culture advice. Also, show and tell, orchid raffle, and orchid-related items for sale. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 3/17/2013


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