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.
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 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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  • Growing Orchids to Their Potential
    John Stubbings of Texas-based Clown Alley Orchids is an accredited AOS orchid judge. He will have a number of different types of orchids for sale. Also, show & tell of members’ orchids in bloom, a raffle table of orchids and related items, and orchid plants and supplies for sale. Free. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society. Contact for more info.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 9/22/2013

    Time: 2 pm to 5 pm

    More info: click here

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