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March 2019

Exhibit: Ancient Mysteries within the Gingers

March 29 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Bananas, gingers, and their relatives descend from an ancient lineage. Today these plants live in the tropics and subtropics, but fossils tell us they once grew as far north as Alaska and Greenland. To understand the nearly 90-million-year history of bananas and gingers, faculty from University of Michigan and Cornell University looked to fossils to untangle the relationships of these extinct plants with their living relatives and what that means for evolution and geographic distribution. Because fossils don’t have DNA,…

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April 2019

Fairy Garden Display at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 21, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The fairies are returning to Matthaei! Magical fairies sparkle and twinkle as the flit about in the Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Each fairy represents a natural element and has a matching garden or house. Can you find them all? There are eight gardens, each themed and decorated, and two houses. Display is free and runs March 23 through April 21.

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Fairy Garden Display at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 21, 2019

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

The fairies are returning to Matthaei! Magical fairies sparkle and twinkle as the flit about in the Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Each fairy represents a natural element and has a matching garden or house. Can you find them all? There are eight gardens, each themed and decorated, and two houses. Display is free and runs March 23 through April 21.

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Botanical Terminology: A Look at Words We Can Use to Describe Flower and Plant Parts

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Accredited AOS judge Dave Miller familiarizes us with the anatomy and descriptions of orchids and other plants. Orchid judging at 1. Visitors welcome to observe. Presented by Great Lakes Judging Society (Orchids). Free.

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Fairy Garden Display at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 21, 2019

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

The fairies are returning to Matthaei! Magical fairies sparkle and twinkle as the flit about in the Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Each fairy represents a natural element and has a matching garden or house. Can you find them all? There are eight gardens, each themed and decorated, and two houses. Display is free and runs March 23 through April 21.

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, April 15 – June 3. Presented by Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Free. NOTE: This program runs Monday mornings…

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Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training 2019

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden, the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America, during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Training held at Nichols Arboretum in the Reader Center (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor).Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a…

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May 2019

Workshop: Making Moth Repellent Sachets

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$5.00

Using herbs, spices, and cedar chips, participants will make moth repellent sachets to place in garment bags. Attendance is limited to 15 people. Registration required. Email: m.kaminski@comcast.net  by May 1. $5 fee covers supplies and is paid at the door. Presented by the Herb Study Group

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2019 Stiltgrass Season: Learn to Identify and Control this Category 1 Invasive

May 8 @ 6:45 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A presentation on how to identify and control invasive stiltgrass, which becomes a monoculture within a year or two, stifling our native plants. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor

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Special Member Hour: Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei-Nichols members enjoy a special pre-sale discount this morning. Join us for coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies, then shop the sale of containers and hanging baskets. Receive an additional 10% off purchases (20% total). Check out our large selection of container plantings and hanging baskets grown and designed by volunteers and staff in-house.

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