The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

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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  • Windowsill Wonders
     Learn how some plants make wonderful kitchen herb gardens, and make one 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. $8.00/child 

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/5/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Nichols Garden Team Kick Off
    Learn more about the natural features of the Arb while you help out with basic garden maintenance near the Washington Heights entrance including the Gateway Garden, Laurel Ridge Trail and the famous Peony Garden.

    Please note: pre-registration required.

    For more information visit our volunteer page.

    Location: Nichols Arboretum

    Date: 4/5/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm


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