The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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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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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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  • Honeybee Sanctuary Volunteer Workday with UM Bees
    All invited to help UM Bees, the U-M student beekeepers group, prepare the pollinator and honeybee sanctuary at the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Tasks include prepping the area, removing grass, watering, etc. Please bring your own work gloves if you have them, sun protection, water, and closed-toed shoes. Tea and light snacks provided after. Held at the Campus Farm, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free but please RSVP to: pbwidin@umich.edu.

    Enter Matthaei via the service entrance south of the main entrance on Dixboro Rd. The Campus Farm is on the right immediately after you enter the service entrance from Dixboro.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 7/20/2014

    Time: 10 am to 1 pm


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