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.


 4/14/2015 - All about Beekeeping
 4/20/2015 - Genetic Diversity of Hill's Thistle in Michigan
 4/21/2015 - Alternate Energy: The Data & the How
 4/22/2015 - Two-Needle Bonsai Pine with David DeGroot
 4/28/2015 - Peony Ambassador Training


 5/4/2015 - The Story of Vanilla
 5/7/2015 - Back to Alpines - Great Lakes Chapter N. American Rock Garden Society Annual Meeting
 5/10/2015 - Cymbidiums with Dennis Oliva
 5/12/2015 - Beekeeping with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers
 5/12/2015 - Basic Rose Care
 5/14/2015 - Ikebana Workshop
 5/17/2015 - Caregiver Wellness Day
 5/27/2015 - Early Summer Bonsai Prep
 5/29/2015 - Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop


 6/8/2015 - Catching Your Breath
 6/8/2015 - Ginger, the Universal Flavoring
 6/9/2015 - Beekeeping with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers
 6/9/2015 - Best Ways to Display Roses
 6/14/2015 - Hybridizer‚Äôs Round Table
 6/16/2015 - The Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Humanity
 6/20/2015 - Annual Educational Seminar - Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance ORchids
 6/21/2015 - Phalaenopsis and Vandas
 6/24/2015 - Two-Needle Bonsai Pine with Steve Jetzer



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