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)

2018 Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Bee School

Learn beekeeping hands-on with experts from Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Club (A2B2).  The club offers two fee-based courses, for beginning and intermediate beekeepers, at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105). Classes meet February...

A Grinch in the Arboretum

By Jordon Tourville The holiday season in Nichols Arboretum is usually associated with fun, family, and a time to let go of the hustle of daily life and enjoy the peace and serenity of nature. As the lead caretaker for the Arb I have the distinct pleasure to both...

Gallery of photos for Sacred Plants Exhibit at Matthaei

"Sacred Plants," the holiday exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, opened Saturday November 25. Volunteer photographers Michele Yanga and Zohair Mohsen captured some of the sites and scenes at Matthaei, indoors and outside. The exhibit runs through...

Holiday 2017 Artist Market at Matthaei

Holiday 2017 Artist Market     at Matthaei Don't miss our 2017 Holiday Artist Market. High-quality crafts and art for sale in a variety of media from local artists. A great opportunity to pick up some beautiful, unique items for your holiday gift list....

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