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January 2020

Uncommon Plants from Our Unique Places: Images of the Great Lakes Gardens

January 11 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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With its plants and habitats, the Great Lakes Gardens at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens celebrate the natural history of the region. As part of the winter 2020 LSA theme semester, the exhibition "Uncommon Plants" offers a rare glimpse of the diverse plant life and ecosystems of the Great Lakes through the lens of photographer Laura Mueller. Mueller's photos capture a side of the region beyond water to show how plants play an integral role in the complex…

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February 2020

North American Rock Garden Society Winter Potluck

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei-Nichols Collections Horticulturist Mike Palmer discusses the renovation of the Marie Azary Rock Garden. This iconic garden, begun in the mid-1980s when Marie Azary donated the plants from her own rock garden, is undergoing significant renovation this year. Free.

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March 2020

Herb & Vegetable Seed Giveaway

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Seeds are on a first come basis. There will also be a free raffle of a new seed-starting kit. Handouts on seed starting available. Presented by Madolyn Kaminski, Advanced Master Gardener.

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Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People and Plants

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$65 – $95

Join the Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) for its 41st annual conference. This event includes informative breakout sessions and a hands-on horticultural therapy activity. Special guest Levi Gardner will share how the natural world gives us language and hope amidst the challenges of our world. Experience the benefits of horticulture as therapy, view educational displays, visit the book sale/vendors, and enjoy learning more about the utilization of horticulture as therapy. This event is beneficial to anyone interested in learning how…

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Steppe Plants for Rock Gardens

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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All invited to two programs presented by Mike Bone. Mike is the Curator of Steppe Collections at the Denver Botanical Gardens, one of the finest gardens for Botanical Diversity in North America. Mike has worked at the Gardens since 2002 where the majority of his tenure is in propagation and production. Mike has a passion for cultivating plants from and appropriate for the steppes of North America, and has traveled widely studying the flora of North America and Central Asia.…

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Catching Your Breath

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Info and to register: 734.936.8803

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Simple, Smart Beekeeping

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Kristen Traynor of Flickerwood Apiary in Maryland talks about how to keep healthy hives in an easy, carefree way so you enjoy the hives and feel confident working the bees.

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Faerie Door Workshop I

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14

Faeries, gnomes, sprites, and pixies are creatures who protect the natural world. Learn about these woodland creatures and make a special faerie door to encourage them to visit. Program designed for children but is also open to adults or guardians who want to participate. Classes fills quickly registration requested. Includes materials and activities. Recommended ages 4-12. 20-YE-02 (9:30); 20-YE-03 (11:30) $14.00/person includes faerie door materials. NOTE: Due to popular demand we're offering two sessions of the same faerie door workshop…

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Magic among the Trees: A Celebration of Shakespeare in the Arb’s Productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 24, 2020

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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For twenty years, Shakespeare in the Arb has been celebrating the beauty of Nichols Arboretum as a backdrop for a multitude of plays by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been performed five times, starting from the first year in 2001, then in 2002, 2005, 2010, 2015, and now in 2020 for Shakespeare in the Arb's twentieth year. Shakespeare in the Arb is a collaboration between Nichols Arboretum and the Residential College at the University of Michigan. Director Kate…

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Faerie Door Workshop II

March 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14

Faeries, gnomes, sprites, and pixies are creatures who protect the natural world. Learn about these woodland creatures and make a special faerie door to encourage them to visit. Program designed for children but is also open to adults or guardians who want to participate. Classes fills quickly registration requested. Includes materials and activities. Recommended ages 4-12. 20-YE-02 (9:30); 20-YE-03 (11:30) $14.00/person includes faerie door materials. NOTE: Due to popular demand we're offering two sessions of the same faerie door workshop…

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