The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Photograph of Red-Tailed Hawk taken at Nichols Arboretum by Andreas Kanon
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adult education

Expand your knowledge of the natural world, explore a new topic, or learn a new skill by attending one of the many programs we offer year-round. The roster includes lectures series, exhibits, workshops, field classes, and more, most free and offered by our partner groups. No registration required unless noted in description.

We also offer nature-based youth programs and programs for scouts or groups of children.


 5/12/2016 - Ohara School Ikebana Workshop
 5/14/2016 - Herbs with Madolyn
 5/16/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 5/17/2016 - Bringing Conservation to Cities - A Talk by John Hartig
 5/18/2016 - Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
 5/21/2016 - Vanda coerulea Orchids
 5/22/2016 - Mini-Catts
 5/23/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 5/25/2016 - Seasonal Bonsai Workshop
 5/28/2016 - Magnificent Miniatures: Azalea Bonsai in Bloom


 6/5/2016 - Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies
 6/5/2016 - Breeding Stock Exchange, Seedling Competition and Give-away
 6/5/2016 - Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies
 6/6/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 6/13/2016 - Alexandra Hicks Herb Knot Garden Tour
 6/15/2016 - The Bird a Day Big Year
 6/19/2016 - Orchid Evolution and Classification
 6/23/2016 - Kusamono Workshop With Young Choe


 7/10/2016 - Climbing Roses
 7/13/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 7/16/2016 - New Orchid Species
 7/19/2016 - The Medicinal Garden at Matthaei
 7/25/2016 - Cleaning the Earth-Friendly Way
 7/27/2016 - Artistic Concepts in Bonsai with Jane DeLancey
 7/31/2016 - Herb Benedict Plants




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