Two Great Locations, One Organization

Tom O’Dell

Collections/Natural Areas Specialist
(734) 369-0031

Tom O’Dell has a B.S. from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan and has been with MBGNA since 1989. Tom brings a wide range of experience to the collections and natural areas department, including turf maintenance, grounds maintenance, and facilities maintenance. He currently oversees the installation and care of much of our outdoor woody plant collections. He also works with natural areas management and restoration at the Arb and Gardens. Tom is an avid naturalist, animal tracker, and bird watcher.

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The Visitor Center, Conservatory and Display Gardens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens are scheduled to be closed on Monday, June 27 until 12:30 PM while maintenance is performed on the facility. We apologize for any inconvenience.