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

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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.

Earth Words (our blog)

Intern post: The Dog Days of Summer at Matthaei-Nichols

By Gwendolyn Evans The Nature Academy is focused on training a new generation of environmental leaders in sustainability, conservation, and ecological restoration. As part of the Nature Academy program, each intern writes a blog post and develops a...

Help Us Name Our Peony Book!

We’re working with the University of Michigan Press on a book about peonies. It’s part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in 2022. The book will show how people around the world—and in Nichols Arboretum—have...

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Submit a Question for Question of the Day!

Question of the day is a daily post on Matthaei Nichol’s social media outlets that features a question from the public, along with the answer to that question and accompanying pictures taken at Matthaei properties. Have a question for Matthaei’s Question of the Day? Submit it here! 

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