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.


 8/14/2016 - Growing Roses Organically
 8/16/2016 - The Future of Energy
 8/20/2016 - American Orchid Society Awards
 8/24/2016 - Seasonal Bonsai Topics with Ann Arbor Bonsai Society


 9/7/2016 - Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination
 9/8/2016 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 9/11/2016 - David Austin English Roses for the North
 9/11/2016 - Complex Paphiopedilum ORchids
 9/12/2016 - Herbals and Medication Interactions: Buyer Beware!
 9/12/2016 - Herb Study Group Presents: Medication and Herb Interactions
 9/13/2016 - The Top 10 Essential Plants for Bees in Michigan
 9/14/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 9/17/2016 - Tolumnia Orchids
 9/18/2016 - Nichols Arboretum: Fall Curator’s Tour
 9/19/2016 - Ants in Your Plants
 9/20/2016 - Climate Change and You
 9/21/2016 - Birds of Uganda
 9/28/2016 - Annual Bonsai Auction


 10/5/2016 - The Garden Experts Speak Up
 10/9/2016 - Winterizing Your Rose Garden
 10/9/2016 - Orchids with Sam Tsui
 10/10/2016 - Easy Herb Preservation
 10/11/2016 - Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers
 10/11/2016 - New Impetus from Old Germany: My Strange and Terrible Journey to the Heart of German Beekeeping
 10/12/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 10/13/2016 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 10/15/2016 - Vanda coerulea Orchids
 10/17/2016 - Dune Ecology and Restoration
 10/18/2016 - Improving Trail Connectivity in Ann Arbor
 10/18/2016 - Improving Trail Connectivity in Ann Arbor
 10/19/2016 - Birding in Guatemala
 10/26/2016 - Best Practices for Bonsai Fertilizing



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