The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Letters & Leaves
"The Tunnel" by Hilda Havlik
Retired occupational therapist

Letters & Leaves
A Holiday Exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Sat., Nov 29-Jan. 4

Explore the ancient link between poetry and nature in “Letters & Leaves” at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. The exhibit, which takes place in the conservatory and throughout Matthaei and outdoors in Nichols Arboretum, highlights poems by established writers and by U-M students and includes an installation of nature-inspired photography by students, staff, and community members. Free admission.

  • Open House & Spinners Flock fiber arts sale
    Nov. 29, 10 am-4:30 pm
    Discounts for Matthaei-Nichols members in the Garden Store. Free admission.
  • Wonders of Winter
    Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-noon
    Kids program featuring stories, crafts, and wreath making. $10/child
  • Poetry Reading
    Wed., Dec. 10, 6 pm
    Readings by U-M faculty Lorna Goodison and Keith Taylor. Free.
  • A Visit with Father Christmas
    Sat., Dec. 20, noon-2 pm.
  • Seasonal flower display in the conservatory;
  • Holiday decorated trees;
  • Faerie houses in the conservatory;
  • and more.

"Giants" by Jochen Schacht
Professor of Biological Chemistry, UM Medical School

"Misty Sunrise" by John Wirth
MBGNA Member

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