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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.
Check out the bloom calendar.
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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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  • Matthaei Garden Team Kick-Off
    Enjoy a variety of blooms while you help with general garden maintenance in Matthaei's display gardens and children's garden.

    For more information visit our volunteer page.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 3/26/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Orchid Culture Class - Part II
    Presented by Ann Arbor Orchids Society

    A three-part class (also Tuesday, March 19 & Tuesday, April 2) 

    Part II: Basic culture of medium to bright-light loving orchids such as Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, and others; orchid growing media, water, fertilizer, humidity, light and temperature for the above plants; pests and diseases and their control with home, organic, and other remedies; what to look for when buying an orchid plant.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 3/26/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm


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