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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
(734) 647-7600 http://mbgna.umich.edu

February 2023

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Meeting: A Vet in the Apiary

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Melissa Holahan, DVM, DACVECC   (in person) A Vet in the Apiary. Meet a honeybee veterinarian.  Learn what they do in the apiary and how they can help you. Free. All members are welcome to join in via Zoom or in person; the public is welcome to the in-person meeting. For more information visit: www.A2B2club.org www.facebook.com/A2B2club Questions?  Please connect with A2B2club@gmail.com

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March 2023

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Meeting: Biodynamic Urban Beekeeping

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Bradley Gladstone  (In person)  Biodynamic Urban Beekeeping.  Hear what biodynamic beekeeping means.  Learn about what Urban Bee, LLC does, and about areas of opportunity for SE MI beekeepers to grow as a vocation/avocation. Free. All members are welcome to join in via Zoom or in person; the public is welcome to the in-person meeting. For more information visit: www.A2B2club.org www.facebook.com/A2B2club Questions?  Please connect with A2B2club@gmail.com

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July 2023

Things With Wings

July 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 youth-centered celebration of native birds and pollinators and the ecosystems they support.

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June 2023

Little Trees, Big Impact

June 1 - June 30
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Photo of a bonsai tree rhgere are two main trunks twisting in different directions. The leaves are small and green. The tree is in a shallow taupe-colord pot. The tree is against a dark tunnel background and lit from the front.

Join us for a month-long celebration of our Bonsai and Penjing garden.  Events include workshops, demos, family-friendly activities, and more! Bonsai Celebration Themed Weeks June 1-10 Our Outstanding Collection June 11-17 Japan Week with the Center for Japanese Studies June 17 - 25 What’s In Bloom? Satsuki Azaleas June 26 - 30 You Do Bonsai Too Bonsai Garden General Visitation Mondays - 10am-8pm (conservatory closed) Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 8pm Sundays - 10am-4:30pm Periodic closures of the bonsai garden…

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March 2023

Ann Arbor Orchid Society Orchid Show

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 19, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Saturday Match 18th from 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Sunday, March 19th from 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Featuring displays of award-winning orchids as well as orchids orchid care supplies and more available for purchase from vendors. Free Admission.

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Ann Arbor Orchid Society Orchid Show

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 19, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Saturday Match 18th from 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Sunday, March 19th from 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Featuring displays of award-winning orchids as well as orchids orchid care supplies and more available for purchase from vendors. Free Admission.

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February 2023

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The Ann Arbor Chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to learn about the art of Japanese flower arranging. A lesson is presented by a certified Ikebana instructor, and participants then create their own arrangement, with support from the instructor, to take home. Floral materials are provided. Participants provide their own containers. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing a2ikebana@gmail.com. $20.00 fee covers flower and instructor costs. For more information visit the Ikebana International website or on Facebook at Ikebana International Ann Arbor. Ikebana…

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March 2023

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The Ann Arbor Chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to learn about the art of Japanese flower arranging. A lesson is presented by a certified Ikebana instructor, and participants then create their own arrangement, with support from the instructor, to take home. Floral materials are provided. Participants provide their own containers. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing a2ikebana@gmail.com. $20.00 fee covers flower and instructor costs. For more information visit the Ikebana International website or on Facebook at Ikebana International Ann Arbor. Ikebana…

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April 2023

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The Ann Arbor Chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to learn about the art of Japanese flower arranging. A lesson is presented by a certified Ikebana instructor, and participants then create their own arrangement, with support from the instructor, to take home. Floral materials are provided. Participants provide their own containers. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing a2ikebana@gmail.com. $20.00 fee covers flower and instructor costs. For more information visit the Ikebana International website or on Facebook at Ikebana International Ann Arbor. Ikebana…

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May 2023

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2023

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The Ann Arbor Chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to learn about the art of Japanese flower arranging. A lesson is presented by a certified Ikebana instructor, and participants then create their own arrangement, with support from the instructor, to take home. Floral materials are provided. Participants provide their own containers. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing a2ikebana@gmail.com. $20.00 fee covers flower and instructor costs. For more information visit the Ikebana International website or on Facebook at Ikebana International Ann Arbor. Ikebana…

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February 2023

Guided Nature Walks: Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Spices

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Menu Marvels

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Tropical Fruits and Flavorings

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Nature Story

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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March 2023

Guided Nature Walks: Nature Story

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Biome Deep Dive

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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Guided Nature Walks: Magic in the Moment

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration is required. Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Winter Walks are held most Wednesdays and Sundays through April. These free, guided walks will take place inside the Conservatory (though if the weather is particularly wonderful, we may move outside – watch this page for updates).  MBG Winter Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we…

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February 2023

Faerie Door Workshop

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Faerie Door Workshop

Celebrate the last weeks of winter as we gather to learn about woodland creatures and make & decorate faerie doors to take home. Faeries are just one of the marvelous magical creatures that live in the natural world.  Decorate a faerie door with objects from nature as well as ribbons and other bright objects and place your faerie door where woodland sprites might visit. Faerie Door workshop - $12.00/person. REGISTER HERE Recommended for children 3-14 years

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March 2023

Seeds to Seedlings

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about gardening and seeds. Explore the lifecycle of a plant from flower to fruit to seed. Learn what’s needed to get seeds to sprout and choose seeds from a selection of flowers, herbs, and veggies to pot up and take home and watch grow!  Recommended for children 5-12 REGISTER HERE

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April 2023

Birds and Bugs

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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illustration of birds and bugs

April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings the return of many of our feathered friends and the insects many birds depend on.  Take a hike to learn why so many birds love Matthaei and what they are looking for when they visit, learn what native plants you might grow to attract birds and make a simple bird feeder to attract birds to your yard.  Bring binoculars if you have them, we will have several youth binocs to share.  …

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February 2023

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Meeting: Ghazi Zouaoui – Junipers

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Ghazi Zouaoui, of the Flower Market, will give a presentation on junipers. Topics will include basic care (watering, fertilizer regimen, pest control, winter protection, etc.), and pruning techniques. Following the presentation, there will be a styling demonstration. In the auditorium at MBG.  Open to the public.

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April 2023

Michigan State African Violet Society Sale 

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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African Violets, Other Gesneriads, and Supplies for Sale Free Leaf Propagation Class at 11 am (Cash or Check only)

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