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November 2022

Winter Exhibit: Woven Throughout

November 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023

Exhibit Dates: November 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023 The Woven Throughout Winter Exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens explores plant-based weaving.  Visitors will be able to explore various learning stations within the conservatory, many with touch-and-feel opportunities.  The exhibit will include seasonal flower displays and decor. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a community weaving project guided by MBGNA staff and volunteers. A community art exhibit "The Fiber of Being" is also on display in the…

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The Fiber of Being Exhibit

November 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023

All life exists on earth in an intricately woven, harmonious balance. What threads bind plants, animals, and people together in this beautiful symbiosis? How do we honor our relationship with the plants, animals, and environment that sustain us, yet are also dependent on us? Artists often work with concepts that are hard to define in a concrete manner - Feelings, senses, and relationships are often best described through imagery. The works presented here explore the existence of life in all…

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December 2022

Guided Walk: Long winter nights

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration required. We recommend those joining start to gather at 5:15 pm near the front entryway steps at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Wednesday Nature Wonder Walks are designed for families and children as a series of casual outdoor activities that model curiosity and honor nature. Details Adults are required to stay with their children Closed toe shoes required All walks are held…

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Annual Holiday Greens Workshop

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$15

Make a traditional wreath, fireplace mantelpiece design, or table decoration for the holidays. $15 class fee includes materials and a light brunch. Space is limited; registration through Ann Arbor Garden Club is required. Info and to register: Nancy Hart: nhartgreen@aol.com. Presented by Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Michigan Cactus and Succulent Society December Meeting

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Topic: Growing and Propagating Adromischus with Brian Riley Presentations are free and open to the public. Hands-on activities are for MCSS members only (attendees may sign up for membership and participate the day of with a trial membership of $5). Contact mcsspresident1@gmail.com for details.

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Guided Walk: Winter Wonders: Solstice

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration required. We recommend those joining start to gather at 12:45 pm near the front entryway steps at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Sunday Strolls are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other. If we have a large mixed-age group, we may separate into two sets to offer the same content at different levels of engagement. Details Adults…

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Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Meeting: In-House Q and A.  

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Nardelli (our club President), Jen Haeger (master beekeeper and board member), and Andrew Mills (faculty advisor for the University of Michigan student beekeeping club- UMBees) will be our in-house experts. All members are welcome to join in via Zoom or in person; the public is welcome to the in-person meeting. Free For more information visit: www.A2B2club.org www.facebook.com/A2B2club Questions?  Please connect with A2B2club@gmail.com

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The Fiber of Being Exhibit: Art Reception

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The community art exhibit "the Fiber of Being" reception in the West Lobby of Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Join us for a meet and greet with the artists and light refreshments. All life exists on Earth intricately woven together in a harmonious balance. What threads bind plants, animals, and people together in this beautiful symbiosis? Seeking artwork that explores the existence of life in all forms, and the environments that sustain it.

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January 2023

Cathy Barry Art Exhibit

January 7, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Local Ann Arbor artist, Cathy Barry exhibit of paper works utilizing plant-based pigments and leaves, arranged in circle-based geometric patterns. Free.

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Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Meeting: Spring Preparation for the Apiary

January 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Gary Reuter (Zoom) Spring Preparation for the Apiary. Making decisions about purchasing nucs vs packages, hive reversals, spring feeding, divides/splits, and how to discourage swarming are topic that will be addressed. Free All members are welcome to join in via Zoom or in person; the public is welcome to the in-person meeting. Free For more information visit: www.A2B2club.org www.facebook.com/A2B2club Questions?  Please connect with A2B2club@gmail.com

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