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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

November 2018

Beautiful Bugs: The Amazing Insects of Our Global Ecosystems

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

There’s more to the forest than meets the eye. Welcome to the land of butterflies, moths, beetles, and other multi-legged creatures that crawl, fly, march, and munch their way through the world’s ecosystems. Each year we feature a holiday exhibit with a different theme in the conservatory at Matthaei  Botanical Gardens. This annual winter/holiday event also features seasonal flowers, decorated trees, kids activities, holiday items, discounts in the Garden Store for Matthaei-Nichols members, and more. Free. Note: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas,…

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December 2018

A Visit with Father Christmas

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The annual visit by the real McCoy, Father Christmas. In town for one day only. A great photo opp! Free.

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February 2019

Tea Time!

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10.00

Winter weekends call for a cup of hot cocoa or tea and sweet treats.  Learn about tea time around the world and make a special tea or cocoa mix to take home.  Learn how to make a healthy snack to go with your tea.  Recommended for children ages 5-12. Cost $10.00/child.  Adult accompanies children.

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March 2019

Faerie Doors Workshop at Matthaei

March 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world.  Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations.  After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. Two sessions on March 23: 9:30-11:00am 19-YE-02 and 11:30-1:00pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child; adult accompanies children.

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Faerie Doors Workshop at Matthaei

March 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world.  Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations.  After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. NOTE: Two sessions on one date: 9:30-11:00 am 19-YE-02    and 11:30-1:00 pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child, adult accompanies children.

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Just Deserts – A Spring Break Adventure at Matthaei

March 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants and animals survive in the desert. Then make a desert garden of succulents to take home that requires little care or water. Recommended for ages 5-12. Cost $12.00/child, adult accompanies children.

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April 2019

Super Seedlings

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Seeds are a mystery: how does a tiny seed grow into a big tomato plant?  Now is the time to start seedlings which can be transplanted when the weather is warm. Explore the lifecycle of plants from flower to seedling and plant seeds to grow at home. Cost $10.00/child; adult accompanies children.

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