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.


 10/9/2016 - Winterizing Your Rose Garden
 10/9/2016 - Orchids with Sam Tsui
 10/10/2016 - Easy Herb Preservation
 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
 10/22/2016 - Alpine Rock Garden Plants with Peter Korn
 10/26/2016 - Best Practices for Bonsai Fertilizing


 11/2/2016 - Garlic Is Not “Just” Garlic!
 11/6/2016 - Annual Hosta Seed Exchange and Presentation
 11/7/2016 - Herb Study Group
 11/8/2016 - Honey Labeling and Michigan Cottage Food Laws
 11/13/2016 - What’s New in Roses
 11/15/2016 - Cruising the Deep South: The Falklands and Beyond
 11/16/2016 - Washtenaw Audubon Society
 11/17/2016 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 11/21/2016 - Soil Fungi Effects on Plant-Insect Interactions
 11/26/2016 - Avant Garden: Weaving Fashion and Nature Together - Holiday Conservatory Exhibit


 12/8/2016 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 12/20/2016 - Exploring and Enjoying Our Planet

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