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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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May 2019

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season

May 25 @ 8:00 am - June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Each spring, the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden returns for a stunning spring bloom of over 270 historic varieties (cultivars) from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Scroll down for a gallery of peony photos from last year showing early buds to full bloom. The peony garden bloom from approximately Memorial Day through mid-June. Weather is a big part of when the peonies bloom, making it difficult to give an exact bloom date. Even so, the garden has…

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June 2019

Special Member Hour: Peonies Galore Sale at Nichols Arboretum

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Matthaei-Nichols members can shop the hour prior to the public peony sale and get first dibs on vintage peonies. Members also receive 10% off their purchase.

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2019 Peonies Galore Sale at Nichols Arboretum

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Bring some vintage beauty to your garden with our heirloom varieties of peonies. Sale held adjacent to the historic Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Peonies sell out quickly; arrive early! sale continues until the peonies sell out.

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Hosta Stock Exchange

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Trade your hosta breeding stock or participate in two hosta seedling competitions and share photographs of your plants. Presented by the Hosta Hybridizer Group

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Catching Your Breath

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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. Presenetd by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thurs.-Sun, June 6-9; 13-16; 20-23
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$10 – $20
Shakespeare in the Arb 2019- Twelfth Night

This season's play is Twelfth Night, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 6-9; 13-16; 20-23. Member benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option lets you reserve tickets and pay for them the evening of the performance. Reserve member tickets Ticket Prices:Members: $15Students with ID: $10Adults 19 and over: $20Seniors 62 and over: $17Children/youth 5-18: $105 and under:…

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Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thurs.-Sun, June 6-9; 13-16; 20-23
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$10 – $20
Shakespeare in the Arb 2019- Twelfth Night

This season's play is Twelfth Night, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 6-9; 13-16; 20-23. Member benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option lets you reserve tickets and pay for them the evening of the performance. Reserve member tickets Ticket Prices:Members: $15Students with ID: $10Adults 19 and over: $20Seniors 62 and over: $17Children/youth 5-18: $105 and under:…

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2019 Ann Arbor Garden Walk

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ann Arbor Farm & Garden presents its 29th annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk featuring six unique gardens. Tickets go on sale in early May online, at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and at other retail locations. Visit annarborfarmandgarden.org.

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