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.
- November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
- December 15
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)
Happy holidays from everyone at Matthaei-Nichols!Our photo gallery offers scenes of the Arb and gardens in every season. Nature truly is a gift throughout the year!
Fall is an amazing time at Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. It's a colorful pause between summer and winter, when the weather could be anything at all and usually is, changing from 85 on Monday to 45 on Tuesday. Photographers John...
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...
Harvest Fest at the University of Michigan Campus Farm celebrates sustainable food, unveils student-built straw bale building
Join fellow University of Michigan students, staff and sustainability enthusiasts for a celebration of local, sustainable food, activities and the unveiling of the Straw Bale Building on Sunday, October 7 at Harvest Fest. The event takes place from 1 until 4 p.m. on...
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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