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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.
Check out the bloom calendar.
study spots
Looking for a location to hold a group meeting? We have some of the University's best study spots.

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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  • Wetland Explorers
    Ever wonder what lives at the bottom of a stream or pond? Come with your waterproof shoes or boots to explore the amazing world of wetlands and streams. Dip nets will be provided to find animal and plant treasures. $5.00/Child

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 7/17/2013

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

    More info: click here


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