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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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? - A Make Way for Spring program
    Children and their parents invited to grab an activity backpack and go on a self-guided hunt for signs of spring. Scavenger hunt sheets, magnifying lenses,and twig and bud detective guides will help children investigate signs of spring.  Free; self-guided. A Make Way for Spring program.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 4/7/2014

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Herbal Uses from Trees & Shrubs - with Evening Herb Study Group
    All invited. Also includes a report on the Michigan Herb Associates State Conference on the Herb of the Year, Artemisia. Presented by Evening Herb Study Group. Free. For those interested in supporting Herb Study & Matthaei Herb Garden, annual member dues are $12. Available free: used books and herb magazines with first choice to members. 

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 4/7/2014

    Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm


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