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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...

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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...

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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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Welcome Zombie Runners!

We’re looking forward to having a scary good time on Friday!You may pick up your “life” flags, purchase more flags and gather your registration materials during the following times:THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 – 10am to 8pmFRIDAY OCTOBER 25 – 4pm to 5:15pm At the...

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October 2019 Education Opportunities and Events

Discover all the ways you can clean your house with herbs; pick up some fairy-garden plants; learn about preserving open space in Washtenaw County; and how you can help prevent new forest pest invasions. Check out our October opportunities below....

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Call for Artists: Winter 2019 Artist Market

Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum invites you to apply for our Winter Artist Market in December! Here's how it works: submit your original, nature-inspired work for consideration - jewelry, sculpture, glass, photography, paintings, fiber,...

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