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.
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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  • Is It Spring Yet?
    Hit the outdoor trails to look for signs of spring. Then warm up inside with hot cocoa and make your own special blend to take home. 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: 4/4/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • 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: 4/4/2013

    Time: 1 pm to 3 pm


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