Two Great Locations, One Organization

Events

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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

June 2019

The Birds of Pte. Mouillee

June 19 @ 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

A photographic field trip to see the birds of one of Michigan’s premier birding locations. Many of Michigan’s rarer birds can be seen there in season, including American white pelicans, king rail, and others. Presented by the Washtenaw Audubon Society

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

Care and Training of Eastern White Cedar Bonsai

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Bonsai artist and expert John Wall styles a collected Eastern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis, and discusses care and training of this species. John has been practicing bonsai since the age of ten, but really became serious about the art in 2003. A lover of wild collected trees, John has worked with everything from stunted evergreens from the western mountains, to deciduous trees from the southeast. John has an eye for design and loves dramatic and unusual trees. He has shown…

Find out more »

Eastern White Cedar Bonsai Workshop with John Wall

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map
$175

Bonsai artist and expert John Wall conducts a workshop on styling Eastern white cedar. Participants will style collected Eastern White Cedar. Cost is $175/person. Registration required; please email aabonsaisociety@gmail.com for information or to register. (On June 26 John styles a collected Eastern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis, and discusses care and training of this species in a free Ann Arbor Bonsai Society program. John has been practicing bonsai since the age of ten, but really became serious about the art in…

Find out more »

July 2019

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Catching Your Breath

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

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. Presented by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Our goal is to save The World…Starting with Detroit.

July 16 @ 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

A presentation by John George, founder of Detroit Blight Busters, a community-based non profit housing corporation that works with over 9000 volunteers on clean up and rebuilding projects. Presented by the Sierra Club Huron Valley

Find out more »

New Age Terrarium Culture

July 20 @ 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

Don't have ideal growing conditions? Think small: Ed Cott of the American Orchid Society explains the advantages of this updated growing system.. Orchid topic TBD. 1 pm orchid judging. Presented by the Ann Arbor Orchid Society

Find out more »

Hosta Leaf Show and Auction

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

Join the group for a hosta leaf show that allows plants to be showcased by their leaves. Followed by the annual auction at 1 pm of quality donated hosta plants. Presented by the Hosta Hybridizer Group

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Bonsai Assessment Program with Michael Hagedorn

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a seminar-style meeting, where participants bring in trees they have questions about and Michael comments. Formerly a respected bonsai potter, Michael studied with sensei Boon Manakitivipart, and apprenticed under Shinji Suzuki of Japan. He now operates Crataegus Bonsai in Portland, Oregon. On July 25 Michael conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they…

Find out more »

Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map
$75

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they actually end up working on, based on Michael’s assessment. Cost is $75 per participant. Registration required; for information or to register please email aabonsaisociety@gmail.com.

Find out more »

Things with Wings

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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.

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

August 2019

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Catching Your Breath

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

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. Presented by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Judging Ladyslipper Orchids

August 17 @ 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

A presentation by accredited orchid judge Gordon Griffin on what to look for in judging ladyslipper orchids. 1pm orchid judging. Presented by Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

TBA Sierra Club Huron Valley Event

August 20 @ 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

To be announced. Presentation by the Sierra Club Huron Valley

Find out more »

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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

Find out more »

Bonsai Workshop with Jerry Meislik

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
+ Google Map

Jerry Meislik is an honorary life member of Ann Arbor Bonsai Society and now lives in Montana. He is an internationally recognized expert on Ficus bonsai, and is the author of many articles and the book Ficus – The Exotic Bonsai. He has exhibited and taught extensively in the U.S. Several of Jerry’s trees can be found in the Matthaei-Nichols collection. Click here to learn more about Jerry. Program to be determined (as of April 30, 2019).

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to receive updates on news and events.