The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Mother's Day Hanging Basket

Mother's Day Hanging Basket

Mother's Day Hanging Basket

2014 Spring Plant Sales

Mother’s Day Plant Sale (May 10 & 11) &
Kitchen Favorites (May 17 & 18)

  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale & Fundraiser
    Sat. - Sun., May 10 – 11
    10 am - 4:30 pm
    Matthaei Botanical Gardens

A large selection of hanging baskets and containers grown and designed by Matthaei-Nichols staff and volunteers. In a variety of colors and textures.

Early Bird Member Hour
Sat., May 10 9 – 10 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Shop, graze, save! Friends members are invited to enjoy breakfast and receive an extra 10% discount on purchases (20% discount total) prior to the public opening of the Mother’s Day weekend sale. Not a member? Join and save!

  • Mother’s Day Tea Party
    Sun., May 11, 2014, 1 – 3 pm
    Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Celebrate the mom in your life amid the tropical bounty of our Conservatory. Hosted by the Friends Membership Program as part of the ongoing Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration. Free; open to all. Please RSVP to membership manager Andy Sell: sella@umich.edu


  • Kitchen Favorites Plant Sale & Fundraiser
    Sat. - Sun., May 17 - 18
    10 am - 4:30 pm
    Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a large selection of heirloom vegetables and herbs grown and sold by Cultivating Community, the U-M Student volunteer gardening group. All proceeds benefit the Campus Farm and Cultivating Community. While at the sale, enjoy demos and information from the Michigan Gourd Society, and learn about herbs and special recipes from the Herb Study Group.

Plant List

Early Bird Member Hour
Sat., May 17 9 – 10 am
Shop, graze, save! Friends members are invited to enjoy breakfast and receive an extra 10% discount on purchases (20% discount total) prior to the public opening of the Kitchen Favorites sale. Not a member? Join and save!

Looking for native perennials? Our Native Plant Sale is in October!


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