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.

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Holiday hours at Matthaei

Holiday hours at Matthaei: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
and New Year’s Eve. Open New Year’s Day 10 am-4:30 pm. Nature
trails open sunrise to sunset. Arboretum: trails open daily sunrise to sunset.

Earth Words (our blog)

Matthaei-Nichols 100+-Year-Old Tree Displayed at National Bonsai Show

Carmen Leskoviansky, Matthaei-Nichols collections and natural areas specialist, returned from the 6th Annual National Bonsai Exhibition held in Rochester, N.Y., last month. Carmen says it was a great weekend full of amazing trees, seeing old friends, and making new...

Photo Gallery: Long Standing Member Well-Being Event

On Friday, September 14, a beautiful sunset illuminated Nichols Arboretum, while long-standing members joined distinguished speakers for an event focused on well-being. Michigan Medicine emeritus professor Dr. Sara Warber, and LSA (PiTE) Lecturer Dr. Jason...

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