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.

Small - holiday exhibit at Matthaei

What’s Happening

Whats in bloom

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)

Carmen’s Portland Bonsai Journey

Matthaei-Nichols Bonsai Collection Specialist Carmen Leskoviansky (left), works with the Tom and Zach as part of the Crataegus Bonsai seasonal team. Here they're cutting off old needles on the stronger shoots of a ponderosa pine they were working on....

Taking the Ginseng Challenge at Matthaei-Nichols

Everyone’s heard of ginseng. But it’s getting harder to find in the wild. And it’s a bit tricky to grow. Those are two reasons why in 2015, Steve Parrish, Matthaei-Nichols natural areas manager, decided to try and propagate plants from seeds collected from...

2019 Winter Artist Market

Our twice-a-year artist markets bring great art from local artists to Matthaei Botanical Gardens for a one-day show. Shop from a curated assortment of artists, featuring a broad array of nature-inspired and garden-centric pieces in many media such as...

Rock Garden Reno at Matthaei

By Joseph MooneyEvery garden is a kind of nature-in-miniature. That’s true of the Marie Azary Rock Garden at Matthaei, where a transformation is taking place this fall. The space, tucked between the Gateway and Great Lakes gardens at Matthaei, is named...

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