The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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There's always something happening at the Arb & Gardens, whether it's a single cactus blooming in the Conservatory or a few thousand people enjoying Earth Day celebrations. Free guided tours. Prescribed burns. Gardening and art classes for kids and adults. School field trips. Seasonal exhibits. Let our calendar help you find the activity that's right for you and your family.

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  • Eco-Kids - A Make Way for Spring program
    Children accompanied by a parent will learn how to turn table scraps into soil through composting and make paper from recycled newsprint.  $5.00/child includes activities and materials. A Make Way for Spring school break activity.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Kid's Stuff

    Date: 4/8/2015

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm

  • Exhibit: Shakespeare's Garden
    In celebration of the upcoming 15th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Arb. Featuring plants and flowers that appear in the works of the bard. Along with the plants and their quotes we'll have photographs from past Shakespeare in the Arb productions, artist David Zinn's playful Shakespeare in the Arb posters, and a selection of costumes from Kate Mendeloff's Residential College productions.

    Open daily. Free admission.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Other Events

    Date: 3/27/2015 to 5/3/2015

    Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • Garden Design with Native Plants
    A presentation by Drew Lathin of Creating Sustainable Landscapes and Rick Meader of Ecological Edge. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor. Free.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 4/8/2015

    Time: 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

    More info: click here


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