Two Great Locations, One Organization

Signs of Spring

       at Matthaei-Nichols

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

What’s in Bloom at Matthaei-Nichols

Something is blooming or growing throughout the year at the Arb and Gardens. Click here to view our galleries.

Earth Words (our blog)

Photo Gallery: Signs of Spring at Matthaei-Nichols

What does spring look like at Matthaei-Nichols? These images from photographers John Metzler and Michele Yanga capture the essence of the season from tiny spring ephemerals to soaring raptors. View individual photos or click on any photo to open a...

Photo Gallery: Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory March 2020

While Matthaei Botanical Gardens remains closed this spring because of COVID-19, we are posting photos and other media on our social media, including Facebook and Instagram. Thanks to Matthaei-Nichols Director Bob Grese for capturing these scenes from the...

2020 Matthaei-Nichols Student Prize and Award Winners

Congratulations, student prize and award winners! Following are University of Michigan students who have received the 2020 awards from the Winnifred Chase Fellowship and the William D. Drake and Nanette LaCross Prizes. Recipients below: The Winnifred Chase...

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