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Bonsai: An Ancient Art for a Modern World

*Note: This story appears in a shorter form in the spring-summer Matthaei-Nichols print newsletter.Why do bonsai? What meaning does it have? How do we explain its appeal? Do we need to explain?”We asked four experts to share their thoughts on bonsai and what it means...

April 2019 Matthaei-Nichols Programming

Our partner and mission-affiliated groups offer nature-based programs throughout the year, most of them free. Check out our April 2019 lineup of workshops, discussions, and presentations. Mon., April 1, 7 pm Growing Herbs for the Kitchen Herb Study Group Group...

Photo Gallery: Ann Arbor Orchid Festival

Looking for a great late-winter event that also features lots of exotic and unusual flowers? Stop by the Ann Arbor Orchid Festival at Matthaei Botanical Gardens on March 16 & 17. Presented by the Ann Arbor Orchid Society, this annual festival is one of our most...

Voodoo Lily Blooming in Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

The voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac) is blooming in the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens this week. This plant is the smaller cousin of the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum located in the tropical house). At some point very soon this week the flower...

Winter Scenes from Matthaei-January 2019

The snowstorm on Saturday, January 19 was beautiful but things turned cold and windy the next day. Photographer John Metzler visited Matthaei on Sunday morning to enjoy and photograph the snowy scenes. He was surprised to see another visitor walking the trails in...

Call for Artists: Spring 2019 Artist Market

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