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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What’s Happening

ORchid blooming in the conservatory

What’s in Bloom

There’s something blooming year-round at the botanical gardens and arboretum. Click on the image above or here for galleries of blooms throughout the seasons.

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Photo Gallery: Ann Arbor Orchid Festival

Looking for a great late-winter event that also features lots of exotic and unusual flowers? Stop by the Ann Arbor Orchid Festival at Matthaei Botanical Gardens on March 16 & 17. Presented by the Ann Arbor Orchid Society, this annual festival is one of...

Voodoo Lily Blooming in Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

The voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac) is blooming in the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens this week. This plant is the smaller cousin of the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum located in the tropical house). At some point very soon this week the flower...

Winter Scenes from Matthaei-January 2019

The snowstorm on Saturday, January 19 was beautiful but things turned cold and windy the next day. Photographer John Metzler visited Matthaei on Sunday morning to enjoy and photograph the snowy scenes. He was surprised to see another visitor walking the...

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