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November 2018

Caregiver Wellness Day

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

This free program for learning skills essential for continued health and well-being is designed for caregivers of adults living with memory loss. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Presented by Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

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Woodland Wonderland – Kids Program

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10

Kids and their parents will create scented sachets, evergreen swags, and decorations to welcome the coming winter. Age range 6-10 or younger with parental guidance.  $10 per child includes activities and materials.

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Bromeliads – Life in the Trees

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

A presentation by society president Paul Wingert that reveals the extraordinary diversity of plants in the bromeliad family and the remarkable adaptations that make it possible for them to succeed as an epiphyte.

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Allen Black, Brassavola nodosa and Its Hybrids

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Brassavola nodosa is known as the "lady of the night" orchid due to its intoxicating fragrance. Presented Allen Black, who has had great success growing Brassavola, will discuss hybrids that use Brassavola nodosa as a parent. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society. Free.

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Ecological Surveys of Southern Michigan: Reflections on the Importance of Public Land

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Jesse Lincoln has been conducting vegetation surveys on public lands across southern Michigan for the past eight years as an ecologist for the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. His survey work reveals both the natural beauty and imperiled state of these large tracts of natural areas.  Jesse will share with us his observations of these treasures, concerns for their future health, and the shared responsibility to care for our natural heritage. Presented by Michigan Botanical Club, Huron Valley Chapter. Free.

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A Wilderness Icon:  Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Join Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Chair of the Sierra Club’s Wildlands and Wilderness Team. We will watch and discuss the effort to conserve and protect public lands in southern Utah’s spectacular canyon country. “A Wilderness Icon” includes a multi-media slideshow documenting citizen efforts to conserve public lands in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country. This 15-minute journey through red rock splendor, narrated by Robert Redford, invigorates and motivates viewers to participate in the movement…

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Keying and Cookies with Gary Hannan

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Wrap up the 2018 Professional Stewards Hike season by practicing your woody-plant keying skills indoors. Facilitator Gary Hannan will outline basic twig characters and provide guidance as you practice on twigs that are provided. Feel free to bring along any twigs you’d like to figure out, as well as cookies to share (we’ll supply cider and cocoa). Also helpful: a 10X loupe or hand lens, and a copy of Core and Ammons Woody Plants in Winter, or the 2004 edition of Barnes and…

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December 2018

Winter Artist Market

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Our twice-a-year artist markets bring great art and fine crafts from local artists to Matthaei Botanical Gardens for a one-day show. Shop from a curated assortment of fine artists, featuring a broad array of nature-inspired and garden-centric pieces in many media such as paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry and more. Check out the gallery of work below. Featured artists: Cathy Bies, Christy Beulah Budnick Nancy Bulkley, Deborah Cherrin, Julie Cohen, Julie Corey, Jason Dobkowski, Danielle Doyle, Mary Eldridge, Kirsten Elling, Rose Giacherio,…

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Greens Workshop with Ann Arbor Garden Club

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$20

Demonstration by Denise Looker Cost: $20. (Free to Ann Arbor Garden Club members.) RSVP: Nancy Hart, nhartgreen@aol.com. Potluck Brunch during workshop Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse #3. Part of Ann Arbor Garden Club’s Hands-on Home Gardening series.

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CLASS FULL; REGIST CLOSED: Bugs Don’t Bug Me

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10
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