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.
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study spots
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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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July is a great time to visit the spectacular Gateway Garden of New World Plants at the Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the garden and take in the breathtaking variety, design and bright colors of this July highlight.
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  • The North Country Trail, a Well-Kept Secret
    Part of the National Trails System, the North Country National Scenic Trail, is relatively unknown, even though Michigan contains the lion's share of its roughly 4,600 miles. Hear Mike Dundas, President of the Chief Baw Beese Chapter of the NCT in southern Michigan, outline the beauty, diversity, challenges, and opportunities associated with The Trail’s development. Free. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley Group.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 7/16/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

    More info: click here


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