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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

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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April 2019

Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training 2019

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden, the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America, during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Training held at Nichols Arboretum in the Reader Center (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor).Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a…

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May 2019

Special Member Hour: Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale

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

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Shop botanical themed art in all media from a wide variety of artists. No two items alike! Our twice-a-year artist markets bring great art 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. Featured artists: Amy Balzer-Pemberton, Niki Shipman, Jennifer Stefanek, Bev & Len Spigoda, Penrith Goff, Erika Moeglich, U-M BioArtography,…

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Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 12, 2019

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

Our hanging basket and container plantings are perfect for mom and grown and designed on site by staff and volunteers. All proceeds benefit Matthaei-Nichols. Free admission.

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Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 12, 2019

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

Our hanging basket and container plantings are perfect for mom and grown and designed on site by staff and volunteers. All proceeds benefit Matthaei-Nichols. Free admission.

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Special Member Hour: Kitchen Favorites Sale

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

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A sale of heirloom vegetables and herbs grown by U-M student volunteers. Proceeds benefit the Campus Farm and Matthaei-Nichols Plus, Herb Study Group on hand with herb samples and information on growing herbs.

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Herbs with Madolyn

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Herb Study Group president Madolyn Kaminski answers questions about herbs and plants during the annual Kitchen Favorites herb and heirloom vegetable sale.

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2019 Kitchen Favorites Sale

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 19, 2019

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

A sale of heirloom vegetables and herbs grown by U-M student volunteers. Proceeds benefit the Campus Farm and Matthaei-Nichols Plus, Herb Study Group on hand with herb samples and information on growing herbs.

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Herbs with Madolyn

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 19, 2019

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

Herb Study Group president Madolyn Kaminski answers questions about herbs and plants during the annual Kitchen Favorites herb and heirloom vegetable sale.

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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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Free

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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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 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Shakespeare in the Arb: Twelfth Night

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - June 9 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Now in its 19th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin, and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Info and ticket prices: mbgna.umich.edu. Shakespeare in the Arb Member Benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets through our online box office beginning in May. Reserve tickets for any performance up to 24 hours before show time and pick up at will call. The…

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Bonsai in Bloom: Satsuki Azalea Bonsai at Matthaei

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 8:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Opening on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and running through Saturday, June 22, 2019, the The Bonsai & Penjing Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens will feature an exhibition of blooming Satsuki azalea from bonsai expert and collector Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. Among bonsai artists, Goldstein’s private collection is recognized as one of the finest in the United States. Free admission. June 8 - June 9, 2019 / Opening WeekendSaturday, June 8 - Opening Celebration Throughout the day on Saturday June 8 Matthaei…

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

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

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

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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Shakespeare in the Arb: Twelfth Night

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - June 16 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Now in its 19th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin, and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Info and ticket prices: mbgna.umich.edu. Shakespeare in the Arb Member Benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets through our online box office beginning in May. Reserve tickets for any performance up to 24 hours before show time and pick up at will call. The…

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Shakespeare in the Arb: Twelfth Night

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - June 23 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Now in its 19th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin, and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Info and ticket prices: mbgna.umich.edu. Shakespeare in the Arb Member Benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets through our online box office beginning in May. Reserve tickets for any performance up to 24 hours before show time and pick up at will call. The…

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Summer Safari: Children’s Program at Matthaei

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$8

Summertime is here and we’re ready to hit the trails. Go on a guided safari and explore the trails of Matthaei. Learn about the plants and animals that call southeastern Michigan home. Make a safari notebook to take along and sketch what you find.

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July 2019

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Things with Wings

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Celebrate our winged friends! This special annual event at Matthaei includes the group Monarch Watch with live butterflies and information on monarch migration, birds of prey, and face-painting. Fun for thw whole family! Free.

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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August 2019

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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

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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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

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

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

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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