Two Great Locations, One Organization

Who We Are

We are one organization with two locations at the University of Michigan. Our mission is to promote environmental enjoyment, stewardship, and sustainability through education, research, and interaction with the natural world.

What’s Happening

Earth Words (our blog)

Skunk Cabbage – Our Earliest-Blooming Wildflower

Short February is followed by long March and, sometimes, wintry weather that hangs on well into April. That doesn't mean you won't see any wildflowers on your late-winter walks. In fact, one of our most striking plants is native to Michigan and the earliest bloomer....

Photo Gallery: Winter Beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Staff at Matthaei-Nichols have been out on the trails taking pictures this week. Director Bob Grese, Membership & Development Coordinator Ashley McCloskey, and Visitor Engagement Front Desk person Katie Stannard braved the cold yesterday to take some...

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