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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
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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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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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  • Balance in Bloom
    A free monthly wellness and stress resilience program for adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who are interested in practicing mindful skills for inner and outer balance. Presented by Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

     
    NOTE: Please register with MADC: 734.936.8803.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 8/5/2013

    Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

    More info: click here

  • Common Mistakes Made by New Herb Gardeners
    All invited to a presentation by advanced master gardener Madolyn Kaminski of the Evening Herb Study Group on the subject of common errors made by new herb gardeners. Program includes handout and discussion. Room 125. Free. Info: m.kaminski@comcast.net or 734.647.7600.

    Presented by the Evening Herb Study Group.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 8/5/2013

    Time: 7 pm to 8 pm


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