Two Great Locations, One Organization

A Winter Escape

        in the Conservatory at Matthaei

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.

Matthaei exhibit banner for Uncommon Plants

What’s Happening

Matthaei-Nichols summer 2020 intern openings

Summer 2020 Internships at Matthaei-Nichols

We’re hiring up to 40 interns this summer to work in every department at the botanical gardens & arboretum. Fertilize your resume with a Nature Academy internship at Matthaei-Nichols! Click here to learn more.

Earth Words (our blog)

The Buzz in the Gardens

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is home to two local beekeeping clubs, and each has a thriving apiary on the grounds. The gardens are the perfect ecosystem for pollination with acres of wild flowers, tall grasses, and community gardens. This is the story of a...

Restoration Work to Begin at Matthaei and the Arb Winter 2020

A matching grant from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program will help us restore native ecosystems at Matthaei-Nichols this winter. The program works with landowners and conservation partners to restore wetland,...

Exhibit – Uncommon Plants from Our Unique Places

Large-scale photographs offer an up-close look at the rare plants and habitats of the Great Lakes Gardens at Matthaei The full story of the Great Lakes goes beyond the storied lakes themselves to include the area’s habitats, ecosystems, and plants. The...

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