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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Late May early June is a lovely time of year to visit the Peony Garden at the Arb. The original garden arrangement of 27 beds separated by season and color is still in place (and looking beautiful!) today.
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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

    Date: 6/5/2013

    Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

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