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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.
Check out the bloom calendar.
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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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  • Visit to a Spring Woodland Garden
    Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter

    Enjoy the first blush of spring with a visit to Joan Lansdell’s woodland ephemerals. Tour starts at the Landsell property. Wild Ones website for details and address.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/10/2013

    Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

    More info: click here

  • Native Plant Volunteer Kick-Off
    Expand your knowledge of southeast Michigan native plants by helping out with seasonal maintenance in a variety of native garden settings including prairire, woodland, and the new Great Lakes Gardens endemic landscape at Matthaei.

    Please note: Pre-registration required.

    For more information visit our volunteer page.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/10/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm


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