Dear Matthaei-Nichols community,

Thank you for your continued loyalty and commitment as we work together to keep our community safe. We appreciate your patience as our membership program responds to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

To assist all members who continue to access our properties during our closure, membership renewals are being suspended, and we have made parking at Matthaei free of charge until further notice. You may continue to renew your Membership online.

We’ve heard from many of you asking how you can help during this time. If you’d like to contribute to our efforts, there are two funds to immediately help those affected most by the pandemic:

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund helps our most vulnerable students affected by this, or any other crisis, with resources such as housing, transportation, nutrition or tuition assistance to help during emergency situations.

College students are experiencing food insecurity at alarming rates, and many folks don’t realize just how many students at U-M are on the edge. The Maize and Blue Cupboard Fund  helps many students access free food (including fresh produce grown at our Campus Farm) during this time.

We hope to open up again as soon as possible and will keep you updated with any news. In the meantime, stay well and take care!

Bob Grese,
Director, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
Professor, U-M School for Environment and Sustainability