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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Registration for Community Education classes is easy! You can register online, by mail, fax, phone or in person at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

  • Online
On the description drop down information page each class allows you to add it to your online shopping basket. You can then pay by credit card for the classes you select. Classes that are full will not allow online registration.
  • By Mail
Complete the Registration form and send it to:
MBGNA - University of Michigan
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
registration form (PDF)
  • By Phone
You can register by phone by calling 734-647-7600 during the following hours:
  • Sunday through Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm
  • Extended hours Wednesday 10am to 7:30pm
  • In-Person
Stop by the Information Desk at Matthaei Botanical Gardens during the following hours:
  • Sunday through Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm
  • Extended hours Wednesday 10am to 7:30pm

Family Tree Level Members and Above
Members at these levels receive six free youth education classes for their family during their membership term. Classes redeemed are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or roll over to other membership years. To redeem a free youth class, please register in person or by calling 734-647-7600.

Make checks payable to "MBGNA".

Class spaces are reserved when registration form and payment are received and then processed by MBGNA staff.

Adult Education classes are open to those at least 16 years of age. Classes meet as designated at Matthaei Botanical Gardens or Nichols Arboretum. Classes may meet off-site (call for location and directions if you miss a class). Field trips may be physically challenging-call the Gardens if you have questions about the difficulty of any class or trip. Classes are popular and fill quickly-early registration is suggested.

Please review our Community Education policies for more information. download

For further information about class registration, please contact the Matthaei Botanical Gardens 734-647-7600 or click here to use our interactive comment form to submit your inquiry.

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