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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

September 2019

Tips for Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

John Migas, a western Michigan nursery owner, gives a presentation on growing and caring for rhododendrons and azaleas. John has years of experience cultivating rhododendrons. He will discuss planting, soils, site conditions, pruning, fertilizing, and propagation of these beautiful flowering shrubs. A brief business meeting precedes the presentation. The Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society was re-activated June 17, 2019. The chapter officers are Patrick Ion, president; Sally Camper, vice-president; Peter Hinman, treasurer; Bonnie Ion, secretary and membership.…

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October 2019

Matthaei-Nichols Prescribed Burn Crew Volunteer Training

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Prescribed fire is a tool we use to restore and maintain natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA), and is an essential part of the oak-hickory forests, oak savannas, and prairie ecosystems. This process enables us to re-establish and protect these ecosystems as well as the many species that inhabit them. For thousands of years, Native American burning created fire dependent ecosystems that rely on frequent fires to maintain their plant communities and open character.The training will…

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Matthaei-Nichols Conservatory Ambassador Volunteer Training

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

If you have an interest in educating our guests about the conservatory while also helping us monitor guest behavior, this opportunity is for you! What better place to be during the winter than the conservatory? This is a Nov.-March role. A required training is set for the morning of Sat, Oct 12th. All new volunteers are required to attend and also fill out a new volunteer application. Click on the button below to pre-register for training.  

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Pumpkins, Lanterns, & Leaves – Fall Family Event at Matthaei

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14.50

Light up the night this fall in our family event Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event; member discounts apply. Admission is charged per person, so a family of 4, for example, purchases 4 tickets.Matthaei members receive a discount on up to 4 tickets. See instructions…

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Pumpkins, Lanterns, & Leaves – Fall Family Event at Matthaei

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14.50

Light up the night this fall in our family event Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event; member discounts apply. Admission is charged per person, so a family of 4, for example, purchases 4 tickets.Matthaei members receive a discount on up to 4 tickets. See instructions…

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