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.
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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In this hot month, see the beautifully restored Riverfront at the Arb with a canoe landing, river access, benches, and picnic tables. This is a wonderful destination for visitors traveling the Arb trails or the Huron River.
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  • Focus on Your Back Yard
     

    Naturalist and conservationist Nellie Emery reveals ways to view flora and fauna in our backyards and surrounding areas as they adapt to ever-smaller habitats based on human encroachment. Free. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley Group.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 8/20/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

    More info: click here


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