Two Great Locations, One Organization

Shakespeare in the Arb

    Romeo & Juliet

Final week of performances: through 6/24

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)

Creating GIS Records of Woody Plants in Nichols Arboretum

By Daniel Wu Have you ever noticed that some of the trees and plants in Nichols Arboretum have labels that tell you their scientific name, common name, and continent of origin? I have always found that so useful. I’m always wondering what species of tree...

Beautiful Bugs: Designing a Conservatory Exhibit to Inspire

The conservatory’s entrance where guests will start their Beautiful Bugs journey. The titan beetle in all its glory. This spot may be a good candidate for a sign about the titan beetle, because guests can better understand  its tropical leaf litter...

Scenes from Bonsai and Penjing Garden Reception

Matthaei Botanical Gardens recently hosted a Satsuki Bonsai Weekend, featuring an exhibit of flowering Satusuki (azalea) bonsai, on loan from the world-class bonsai and penjing collection of Dr. Mevlyn Goldstein. In celebration of this exhibit, donors and...

Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Nichols Arboretum – June 10-11

From the City of Ann Arbor: "At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, the City of Ann Arbor was notified of a manhole in the University of Michigan Arboretum with water leaking from it. Upon further investigation, Public Works crews identified the problem...

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