The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
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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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In the late summer, prairie grasses and plants begin to peak. The prairie sites in the Arb and Gardens are great places for a peaceful stroll.
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  • The Grandmother Tree Walk - a U-M Bicentennial Program
    A tree’s-eye view of the bicentennial. The Grandmother Tree Walk is a self-guided tour of 12 trees in Nichols Arboretum. The trees are historically or horticulturally important and their stories are told alongside key moments in U-M’s history. Maps will be available at the Arboretum visitor center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and on-line beginning in April. Free.  #umich200

    Part of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebrations. The Arboretum is free and open daily sunrise to sunset.

    Location: Nichols Arboretum

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 4/3/2017 to 12/31/2017

    Time: 7 am to 8 pm

  • Cactus & Succulent Society Exotic Plant Sale
    Cactus and succulents are enjoying a surge of interest thanks to their unusual forms, colors, and easy care. This annual show features a large selection of cactus, succulents, bromeliads, and air plants for sale in a variety of sizes. Books, growing materials and a broad selection of plants of plants are also availbale for sale. Presenter: Mich. Cactus & Succulent Soc. and SE Michigan Bromeliad Society. Plus, presentations on bromeliads and how to grow and care for them at  1 pm on both days of the sale. Sale and presentations are free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • Cactus & Succulent Society Exotic Plant Sale
    Cactus and succulents are enjoying a surge of interest thanks to their unusual forms, colors, and easy care. This annual show features a large selection of cactus, succulents, bromeliads, and air plants for sale in a variety of sizes. Books and growing materials are also available for purchase. Plus, free presentations on bromeliads and how to grow and care for them at 1 pm on both days of sale. Info: 248-380-7359. Presented by Mich. Cactus & Succulent Soc. and SE Michigan Bromeliad Society. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm


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