The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
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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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  • Plant Sale and Exchange at Native Plant Nursery
    Join Wild Ones at their annual plant exchange and sale with Greg Vaclavek, owner of Native Plant Nursery in Ann Arbor. Note: Native Plant Nursery is not a retail nursery; this is a special one-time sale. Visit Native Plant Nursery at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market May–October. May 8 sale location: 3052 Nordman Rd., Ann Arbor. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor. 

    Location: Off Site

    Date: 5/8/2013

    Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

    More info: click here

  • Pests and Pathogens in Beekeeping
    All invited to an in-depth look at pests and pathogens in beekeeping and what integrated pest management (IPM) practices can be employed by the new beekeeper to help reduce the negative impact pests can have on a colony. Attendees are encouraged to bring used equipment for sale, value appraisal, feedback on reconditioning, or usefulness. Free. Info:

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 5/8/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

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