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October 2018

Wildflowers & Native Plant Sale

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 7, 2018

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

A sale of native herbaceous and woody plants, many grown here by staff and volunteers. A local nursery will also be on hand with woody plants and trees. Two-day sale. Free admission. Members receive a discount on plant purchases (no discount on local nursery items). View our 2018 Native Plant Sale List. Matthaei-Nichols member? Join us for a members-only pre-sale hour Sat., Oct. 6, 9-10 am. Enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies.

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November 2018

Victors for Nature Campaign Celebration

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Please join us in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory to celebrate our Victors for Michigan campaign donors! The event will be open house style, so feel free to come by anytime between 7 and 9pm to explore how your gifts have helped make a difference at both the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Refreshments and cocktails will be served and get 20% off in the Garden Store. RSVP here by October 25.  

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May 2019

Special Member Hour: Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

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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Special Member Hour: Kitchen Favorites Sale

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Matthaei-Nichols members enjoy a special pre-sale discount this morning on heirloom vegetables and herbs grown by student Campus Farm volunteers. Join us for coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies, then shop the sale of herbs and vegetables. Receive an additional 10% off purchases (20% total).

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August 2019

Wildflower and Native Plant Sale at Matthaei

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

A sale of native herbaceous plants, many grown here by staff and volunteers. Two-day sale. Free admission. Members receive a discount on plant purchases. (NOTE NEW DATES for this sale: Aug. 17 & 18, 2019.) Scroll down for a gallery of some of the plants for sale. Matthaei-Nichols member? Join us for a members-only pre-sale hour Sat., Aug. 17, 9-10 am. Shop the sale early and enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies. Why plant native plants? They are water-resilient, suited…

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October 2019

SOLD OUT: Pumpkins, Lanterns, & Leaves – Fall Family Event at Matthaei

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14.50

Both nights sold out for this event! Light up the night this fall in our family event Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event; member discounts apply. Admission is charged per person, so a family of 4, for example, purchases 4 tickets.Matthaei members receive a discount on…

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Zombie Run

Zombie Run – Run for the Arb, Run for Your Life!

October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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A run to die for. Nichols Arboretum is an obstacle course of marauding zombies in this 5K run/walk over the Arb's trails. Can you survive to the finish line? Join us for this annual fright fest of physical activity in the Arb. Member discount on registrations. Follow instructions on sign up page. Thank you to our sponsor:

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November 2019

Holiday Exhibit – Small: A Big Look at Little

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Our holiday exhibit features small things that make a big difference. From bonsai to terrariums to viewing stones, tiny plants and natural objects recreate the natural world in miniature and conjure new ways of looking at nature. We've created narrative terrariums with little scenes inside suggesting a complete world in miniature. Also on display are bonsai trees and viewing stones---naturally occurring rocks or stones that often look like objects or landscapes. The fairies return too, in all their tiny glory.…

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June 2020

CANCELED: Satsuki Azalea Weekend 2020 at Matthaei

June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$100 – $300

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELEDSeminar & Exhibition: Satsuki Cultivation Made Easy June 6-7, University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens Bonsai & Penjing Garden. Featuring visiting Japanese Satsuki artists Hiroharu Kobayashi (Kobayashi Sangyo), Yoichi Fukuda (Rakujyu-en), Kazuhiro Takahashi (Takahashi Engei), along with David Kreutz (Satsuki Bonsai-en). Above: a Satsuki nikko azalea. From the collection of Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. Right: a cascade Satsuki nikko azalea. From the collection of Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. (Photos by M. Goldstein.) June 6-20, 2020, workshop attendees…

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Bonsai in Bloom: Satsuki Azalea from the Collection of Melvyn Goldstein

June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

View a spectacular display of blooming Satsuki azaleas from the collection of Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. The azaleas will be on display in the bonsai and penjing garden at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens.Satsuki are a cultivar of azalea native to Japan. They often display more than one color of flower on the same plant. Satsuki are also popular plants used for bonsai. The opening weekend of the display features Satsuki workshops and demonstrations in the outdoor bonsai and penjing…

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