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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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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  • Who Are You Fooling?
    Join us for an April Fool’s special activity day. Make paper masks, play games and find out which plants play tricks! A Make Way for Spring! School Break Getaway program. Join us for week of fun during school spring break. All programs 10 am-noon Matthaei. Fees include materials and activities. $5.00/child 

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/1/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Fifteen Herbs to Grow in Your Garden
     

    Presented by the Evening Herb Study Group

    Handout available; all invited. Interested in becoming a member of the Herb Study Group? April is membership dues month.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/1/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm


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