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July 2022

Hava Gurevich Art Exhibit

July 2 - September 11
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Inspired by Nature: 20 Years of Art by Hava Gurevich   Hava Gurevich’s canvases pulsate with life. Bright colors and botanical motifs dance and tangle in abstract environments that bear resemblance to microscopic scans of cellular structures. “I am inspired by the elegant intricacy of patterns in nature that repeat on both small and large scales across a variety of lifeforms, from single cell amoebas to entire ecosystems.” The creative process for these works begins with drawing and photography. Images…

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August 2022

Native Plant Sale

August 20 - August 21
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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In-person sales 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-4:30pm Sunday A sale of plants native to North America, many grown at Matthaei and representing plants growing in our spaces such as the Great Lakes Gardens. Native plants provide the base of the food chain that supports our regional wildlife populations of insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.  Looking to fill your gardens with these fantastic plants?  Join us at Matthaei Botanical Gardens August 20-21 for our Native Plant Sale!  All plants have been carefully…

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Nature Play Pop Up: Cutting-Garden Bouquets

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Curious about the relationship between insects and flowers? Love creating beautiful color combinations? Young children and their adults may join our volunteers in the cutting garden to make a petite bouquet to admire, share, or offer to the fairies in the Fairy & Troll Knoll. The Gaffield Children’s Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting weekly hands-on Nature Play Pop-ups for summer 2022. UM student interns will lead interactive, exploratory nature play activities. This lightly guided play takes place in…

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Nature Play Pop Up: Hybrid Cultivars Nature Music

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hybrid Cultivars Nature Music with Composer in Residence Alexis Lamb Join MBGNA Composer in Residence and UM PhD candidate, Alexis Lamb, to make music and explore sounds of Nature, as her Hybrid Cultivars installation is re-inaugurated in Gaffield Children’s Garden. The Gaffield Children’s Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting weekly hands-on Nature Play Pop-ups for summer 2022. UM student interns will lead interactive, exploratory nature play activities. This lightly guided play takes place in the nature art area of…

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Bonsai Show

August 27 - August 28
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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August 27th-28th, 2022, 10:00AM-4:00PM Award winning trees from area enthusiasts, bonsai and bonsai supplies for sale. Presented by the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society

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September 2022

Cactus and Bromeliad Sale

September 10 - September 11
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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SEPTEMBER 10th & 11th, 2022, 10:00AM-4:30PM The Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society and the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society have once again joined forces to give you two great shows/sales in one! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10th and 11th at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens for the Exotic Plant Sale. Sale times are 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Nominal parking fee includes admission to the sale, conservatory and the gardens. A large selection of cactus, succulents, and bromeliads, including air plants, on…

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Ann Arbor Orchid Society Meeting – September 18th

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

The AAOS welcomes visitors and guests to our meetings.  If you have an interest in orchids, please join us and perhaps even think about becoming a member!  Our meetings feature a different guest speaker each month, some of whom will have plants for sale, and/or a hands-on demonstration of orchid care techniques.  Additionally, there will be an orchid raffle table and orchid show-and-tell by members bringing their blooming plants.

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Harvest Fest

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The Harvest Festival is a popular autumnal University tradition open to the entire Ann Arbor community. Attendees could participate in tours of the Campus Farm, make art UM Sustainable Food Program and the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be hosting the 10th Annual HarvestFest on Sunday, September 25th from 1-4pm at the Campus Farm. This open house event celebrates student-powered food initiatives at U-M, focused on sustainability, social justice, and creativity. Activities include lawn games, arts and crafts,…

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October 2022

Pumpkins Lanterns & Leaves

October 14 - October 15

Ticketed children’s event in the Gaffield Children's Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Jack o Lantern displays, lantern making, crafts & more.  Details coming soon.  For now, save the date!

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November 2022

Ann Arbor Orchid Society Meeting – November 13th

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

The AAOS welcomes visitors and guests to our meetings.  If you have an interest in orchids, please join us and perhaps even think about becoming a member!  Our meetings feature a different guest speaker each month, some of whom will have plants for sale, and/or a hands-on demonstration of orchid care techniques.  Additionally, there will be an orchid raffle table and orchid show-and-tell by members bringing their blooming plants.

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