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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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- Retaining Identity Art Exhibition
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is the venue for this special show of art created by older adults with memory loss and art students working in a variety of materials and media. The exhibit is based on the class created by U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Associate Professor Anne Mondro
. Partnering with the U-M Silver Club mild memory loss program club members, including the newer Elderberry (barely elder) group, students guided the members in art making. The theme of the semester was “Lessons Learned.” Students and club members shared experiences and expertise to create one-of-a-kind works of art. The final result is an art exhibition for the Club Members, care partners and students. This traveling exhibition captures the spirit of creativity and embraces a shared experience.
Sponsored by U-M Geriatrics Center, Silver Club Mild Memory Loss Programs; U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; U-M Alzheimer's Disease Center; and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.
Note: Beginning May 18, the main building, lobby, Conservatory, and Garden Store at Matthaei will be open daily through Labor Day 10 am-8 pm.
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Date: 5/11/2013 to 6/23/2013
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
- Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies - An evening of Chinese flower songs in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden
All invited to enjoy a free concert of Chinese vocal music amid the peonies in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. The local musical group Xiangyin Choir, led by Liyan Sun, performs a selection of Chinese songs about flowers and their roles in Chinese culture. A rare opportunity to hear live music in the Arb's peony garden. Free. 734.647.7600.
Sponsored by U-M Confucius Institute and the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.
Location: Nichols Arboretum
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
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