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July 2019

New Age Terrarium Culture

July 20 @ 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Don't have ideal growing conditions? Think small: Ed Cott of the American Orchid Society explains the advantages of this updated growing system.. Orchid topic TBD. 1 pm orchid judging. Presented by the Ann Arbor Orchid Society

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Hosta Leaf Show and Auction

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Join the group for a hosta leaf show that allows plants to be showcased by their leaves. Followed by the annual auction at 1 pm of quality donated hosta plants. Presented by the Hosta Hybridizer Group

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Artist Reception: Brenda Miller / Fables of Green Exhibit

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Meet the artist! Matthaei-Nichols hosts a reception for Brenda Miller Slomovits, the artist who created the works in "Fables of Green," a series of ecology collages, the current exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Free.

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Indigenous Foods Research in the Great Lakes Region

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Northern Michigan University;  Tina Moses, Manager for Reinhardt & Associates/WaawiyeyaaDr. Reinhardt and Tina Moses will present on Indigenous food research they have conducted in Michigan, with a focus on the Decolonizing Diet Project that investigated the relationship between humans and Indigenous foods of the Great Lakes Region from 2010-2014 as an academic initiative of the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies.Join us for a series of lectures summer 2019 by three experts in ethnobotany. Ethnobotany…

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Bonsai Assessment Program with Michael Hagedorn

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a seminar-style meeting, where participants bring in trees they have questions about and Michael comments. Formerly a respected bonsai potter, Michael studied with sensei Boon Manakitivipart, and apprenticed under Shinji Suzuki of Japan. He now operates Crataegus Bonsai in Portland, Oregon. On July 25 Michael conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they…

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Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$75

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they actually end up working on, based on Michael’s assessment. Cost is $75 per participant. Registration required; for information or to register please email aabonsaisociety@gmail.com.

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Things with Wings

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Celebrate our winged friends! This special annual event at Matthaei includes the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers group with bee-themed activities, birds of prey from the Leslie Science & Nature Center, a performance by students of the Ann Arbor Aviary, wing-making craft and face-painting. Fun for the whole family! Free.Check out these photos of last year's Things with Wings (all photos by Michele Yanga):

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Wonderful Wetlands

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$8

Explore the world of wetlands and the animals large and small that live there. Discover ways that you can protect these beautiful habitats. Recommended ages 4-11. Parents accompany children. Wear shoes that can get muddy or wet. Cost: $8.00/child. Program runs 10 am-noon.

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