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Nichols Arboretum

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1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
(734) 647-7600 http://mbgna.umich.edu

December 2014

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Nichols Arboretum

December 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. RSVP/advance registration required for individuals and groups. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (734) 647-8528 or yorabhi@umich.edu. More info: click here. Location: Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor, MI Date: Second Saturday of each month Time: 9 am to 12 pm

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July 2015

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Nichols Arboretum

July 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. RSVP/advance registration required for individuals and groups. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (734) 647-8528 or yorabhi@umich.edu.Note: Arboretum eco-workdays occur on the second Saturday of each month.

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June 2015

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Nichols Arboretum

June 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. RSVP/advance registration required for individuals and groups. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (734) 647-8528 or yorabhi@umich.edu.Note: Arboretum eco-workdays occur on the second Saturday of each month.

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August 2015

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Nichols Arboretum

August 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. RSVP/advance registration required for individuals and groups. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (734) 647-8528 or yorabhi@umich.edu.Note: Arboretum eco-workdays occur on the second Saturday of each month.

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May 2012

Free Guided Peony Garden Tours

May 20, 2012 @ 12:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited for a series of twice-daily, free staff-led tours of the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, May 15-20 during the 2012 peony bloom season. All tours take place in the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts., at 12:15 & 7 pm. Due to unseasonably warm weather last winter and this spring we've moved the bloom time up. For updates on the peony garden and bloom times visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.   Sunday, May 20, 12:15 pm:…

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June 2013

Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies – An evening of Chinese flower songs in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

June 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to enjoy a free concert of Chinese vocal music amid the peonies in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. The local musical group Xiangyin Choir, led by Liyan Sun, performs a selection of Chinese songs about flowers and their roles in Chinese culture. A rare opportunity to hear live music in the Arb's peony garden. Free. 734.647.7600. Sponsored by U-M Confucius Institute and the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.  

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September 2012

Run for the Arb 2012

September 29, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to a 5K family fun run/walk through the trails in Nichols Arboretum. Run for the Arb is a fundraiser to benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum; all proceeds support the Arb & Gardens. $25 registration fee (no discounts). Space limited; register early. All participants receive a Run for the Arb t-shirt with logo. 

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September 2014

Run for the Arb 2014

September 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Join us for the fourth annual Run for the Arb 2014 in Nichols Arboretum. Run for the Arb is a 5K family run through the trails of Nichols Arboretum and a fundraiser to benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. All proceeds support the Arb & Gardens. The race begins at the James D. Reader, Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center at the Arb’s 1610 Washington Hts. entrance. $25 registration fee includes t-shirt. Note: Matthaei-Nichols members receive a $5 discount on…

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September 2013

Run for the Arb 2013

September 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Join us for the third annual Run for the Arb 2013 in Nichols Arboretum. Run for the Arb is a fundraiser to benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. All proceeds support the Arb & Gardens. The race begins at the James D. Reader, Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center at the Arb’s Washington Hts. entrance. $25 registration fee includes t-shirt. Note: Matthaei-Nichols members receive a $5 discount on registration. Not a member? Join now, help support the Arb & Gardens, and get…

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June 2013

Shakespeare in the Arb – featuring Much Ado about Nothing

June 13, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - June 16, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Directed by Kate Mendeloff and played by University of Michigan students and local actors, the beloved Shakespeare in the Arb draws thousands of devoted Shakespeare fans every summer from Ann Arbor and beyond. What makes Shakespeare in the Arb unique is the way the productions are staged, with scenes and audience moving through the Arboretum during the play. All the Arb’s a stage! Presented by the University of Michigan Residential College and the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. …

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Shakespeare in the Arb 2013 featuring Much Ado about Nothing

June 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - June 9, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Directed by Kate Mendeloff and played by University of Michigan students and local actors, the beloved Shakespeare in the Arb draws thousands of devoted Shakespeare fans every summer from Ann Arbor and beyond. What makes Shakespeare in the Arb unique is the way the productions are staged, with scenes and audience moving through the Arboretum during the play. All the Arb’s a stage! Presented by the University of Michigan Residential College and the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens &…

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June 2015

Shakespeare in the Arb 15th Anniversary

June 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - June 28, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Nichols Arboretum1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 in '15. In celebration we're offering four weekends of performances of the audience favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play about love, magic, and dreams. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. If you're a Matthaei-Nichols member you can reserve your tickets in advance and receive a discount on ticket prices. Ticket reservations available now.

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June 2013

Shakespeare in the Arb – featuring Much Ado about Nothing

June 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - June 23, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Directed by Kate Mendeloff and played by University of Michigan students and local actors, the beloved Shakespeare in the Arb draws thousands of devoted Shakespeare fans every summer from Ann Arbor and beyond. What makes Shakespeare in the Arb unique is the way the productions are staged, with scenes and audience moving through the Arboretum during the play. All the Arb’s a stage! Presented by the University of Michigan Residential College and the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. …

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June 2012

Shakespeare in the Arb – Featuring The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 7, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Directed by Kate Mendeloff and presented by the U-M Residential College and Matthaei-Nichols. The beloved Shakespeare in the Arb is now in its twelfth season and going strong. Members may purchase tickets at a discount and before the general public sale. Show dates: Thurs.-Sun., June 7, 8, 9, 10;  June 14, 15, 16, 17;  June 21, 22, 23, 24. Box office opens at 5 for MBGNA members; 5:30 general public; performances start at 6:30. 734.647.7600

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October 2012

Volunteer OpportunityPrescribed Burn Crew Training

October 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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If you enjoy the natural areas at Matthaei-Nichols and would like to help maintain them this is a great service learning opportunity. Volunteers are on call for weekday, afternoon burns (1-4 pm) during the spring and fall. The training will provide basic information about the use of prescribed fire as a restoration tool and the basic volunteer duties. A tour of past burn sites and hands-on demonstration will be provided, weather permitting. Pre-registration is required - contact the volunteer coordinator (email - 734-647-8528).

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August 2012

Yoga in the Arb

August 15, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Arb and Gardens and U-Move in the U-M School of Kinesiology have partnered to bring yoga to the Arb. Four Wednesdays in July and August we’ll feature a different style of yoga. All skill levels invited. Meet at the Reader Center at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb at 5:15. Bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and bug spray. Free; donations accepted. Space limited; pre-registration requested.

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Yoga in the Arb

August 1, 2012 @ 5:30 am - 6:15 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Arb and Gardens and U-Move in the U-M School of Kinesiology have partnered to bring yoga to the Arb. Four Wednesdays in July and August we’ll feature a different style of yoga. All skill levels invited. Meet at the Reader Center at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb at 5:15. Bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and bug spray. Free; donations accepted. Space limited; pre-registration requested. 

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July 2012

Yoga in the Arb

July 25, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Arb and Gardens and U-Move in the U-M School of Kinesiology have partnered to bring yoga to the Arb. Four Wednesdays in July and August we’ll feature a different style of yoga. All skill levels invited. Meet at the Reader Center at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb at 5:15. Bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and bug spray. Free; donations accepted. Space limited; pre-registration requested. 

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August 2012

Yoga in the Arb

August 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Arb and Gardens and U-Move in the U-M School of Kinesiology have partnered to bring yoga to the Arb. Four Wednesdays in July and August we’ll feature a different style of yoga. All skill levels invited. Meet at the Reader Center at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb at 5:15. Bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and bug spray. Free; donations accepted. Space limited; pre-registration requested. 

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June 2014

Shakespeare in the Arb Workshops grades 2-5 with Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

June 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - June 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Dive into the fun of exploring Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It in an outdoor setting! In these 1-week-long Ann Arbor Public School Rec & Ed workshops for grades 2-5, campers will take part in theater games, vocal exercises and direct work with the text. The camp culminates in a performed interpretation of the play, created and acted by the campers. Camp meets outside of Nichols Arboretum near the Reader Center Building at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb. Campers should dress…

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Shakespeare in the Arb Workshops Grades 6-9 with Ann Arbor Red and Ed

June 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - June 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Dive into the fun of exploring Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It in an outdoor setting! In these 5-day workshops for grades 6-9, campers will take part in theater games, vocal exercises and direct work with the text. The camp culminates in a performed interpretation of the play, created and acted by the campers. Camp meets outside of Nichols Arboretum near the Reader Center Building at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb. Campers should dress for the weather and bring a snack…

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April 2015

Peony Ambassador Training

April 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Join Arb & Gardens Curator David Michener to learn more about the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America. Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a diverse array…

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May 2017

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Season

May 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

The largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America blooms each spring with as many as 10,000 blossoms at peak. Free. A dedicated website offers regular bloom updates during the season: mbgna.umich.edu/peony.  Memorial Day through mid-June.

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May 2015

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season

May 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 15, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is a must-see on the University of Michigan campus each spring. Thousands of stunning blooms in the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. Self-guided tours and peony information. Free admission. Also, join us Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. for Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies, an afternoon of Chinese flower songs in the Arb. Note: Peony bloom season is weather dependent. Please visit our dedicated peony website for daily bloom updates starting approximately…

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June 2014

Peonies Galore Sale – Nichols Arboretum

June 1, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Heirloom peonies for sale at Nichols Arboretum. June 1, 11:30 am-4:30 pm. Beautiful, old-fashioned varieties in shades of pink, white, and red such as Ben Franklin, Do Tell, Kansas, and many others. Pick up one or more of these beauties today at the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Also, don't miss the peony garden in bloom right next to the sale. This is the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America.

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May 2012

Free Guided Peony Garden Tours

May 18, 2012 @ 12:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited for a series of twice-daily, free staff-led tours of the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, May 15-20 during the 2012 peony bloom season. All tours take place in the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts., at 12:15 & 7 pm. Due to unseasonably warm weather last winter and this spring we've moved the bloom time up. For updates on the peony garden and bloom times visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.   Friday, May 18, 12:15 pm:…

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Free Guided Peony Garden Tours

May 15, 2012 @ 12:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited for a series of twice-daily, free staff-led tours of the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden during the 2012 peony bloom season. All tours take place in the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts., at 12:15 & 7 pm. Due to unseasonably warm weather last winter and this spring we've moved the bloom time up. For updates on the peony garden and bloom times visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Tuesday, May 15, 12:15 pm: Staff Picks -…

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September 2012

Shakespeare in the Arb—Special Welcome Week performance Labor Day weekend

September 2, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - September 3, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Calling all students! Two special Welcome Week performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor are scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Sun. & Mon., Sept. 2 & 3, 5:30 pm. Student ID required; FREE admission. Box office located at the Nichols Arboretum 1610 Washington Hts entrance. 734.647.7600. Sponsored by Matthaei Botanical GArdens & Nichols Arboretum and the U-M Residential College.

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Music in the Arb

September 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to an afternoon of world music throughout the Arb. Performances begin in the peony garden at 1 pm and end at the amphitheater near the Dow Prairie. Includes Argentine music, gamelan ensemble, Philippine music, and more. Performances by U-M faculty and students. Visit our website for more details. Music in the Arb is free! Parking is free weekends in U-M lots on Washington Hts. and in lot M-29 off Nichols Drive in front of the U-M Hospital. Metered street parking…

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April 2013

Nichols Garden Team Kick Off

April 5, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Learn more about the natural features of the Arb while you help out with basic garden maintenance near the Washington Heights entrance including the Gateway Garden, Laurel Ridge Trail and the famous Peony Garden. Please note: pre-registration required. For more information visit our volunteer page.

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Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

April 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu.   More info: click here  

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May 2013

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

May 11, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu. More info: click here.

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June 2013

Peonies Galore Sale and Peony Festival

June 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am - June 2, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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We’ve partnered with local nursery Northfield Farms to bring you some of the same varieties of beautiful heirloom peonies that grow in the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden—the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. This is a very popular sale so be sure to arrive early! All proceeds benefit U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. For more information or the latest updates on the garden's bloom status visit the Nichols Arboretum peony website or call 734-647-7600. Saturday,…

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Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

June 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu. More info: click here.

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July 2013

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

July 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu.

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August 2013

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

August 10, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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  Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu.   More info: click here.    

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Dog Days of Summer at Nichols Arboretum

August 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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This free event is especially designed for our four-legged Arb visitors, and their humans, too! A great opportunity to bring the family dog (or dogs) for a day of fun in Nichols Arboretum. Event begins at the 1610 Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb. -Meet and greet with other local dogs and their owners -Don't have your own dog yet?  Meet adoptable dogs and learn about the adoption process with the Huron Valley Humane Society and Faithful Friends Animal Rescue…

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September 2013

Shakespeare in the Arb – Welcome Week performance for students

September 1, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - September 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Calling all students! Each year during Welcome Week Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum and the U-M Residential College faculty, students, and community players sponsor a revival of our summer Shakespeare in the Arb play. This season's play is Much Ado about Nothing, directed by Kate Mendeloff. Two performances: Sun. & Mon., Sept. 1 & 2, 5:30 pm in Nichols Arboretum. Performances are free. Arrive early; tickets are limited. Box office located in the visitor center at the 1610 Wahington Hts.…

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Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

September 14, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu. More info: click here.    

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April 2014

Soundscapes of Childhood: A Celebration of the Healing Arts of Nature

April 16, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to share children’s stories with authors Tracy Gallup (A Roomful of Questions and Tree Crazy); Nancy Shaw (Raccoon Tune and Sheep Take a Hike); Hope Vestergaard (Hillside Lullaby and Baby Love);  and Elizabeth Goodenough, Residential College faculty and author of Secret Spaces of Childhood and A Place for Play. Participants can also be a part of a creative writing workshop and experience Soundscapes of Childhood, digital audio walks inspired by the Nichols Arboretum and created by University of…

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May 2014

Peony Ambassador Training – volunteer opportunity

May 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Join Arb & Gardens’ Curator David Michener to learn more about the largest public collection of historic (pre-1950) herbaceous peony cultivars in North America. Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden during peak bloom time, late May and early June. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection, and the ability to…

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Peonies Galore Sale – Members Only

May 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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A special members-only sale of heirloom peonies, grown by local nursery Northfield Farms. Visit the peony garden in bloom and receive a discount on purchases of heirloom varieties of peonies. Not a member? Join and save on this sale and enjoy other benefits at the Gardens and Arb.

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June 2014

Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

June 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to enjoy an afternoon of Chinese flower songs set amid the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden and with the University of Michigan Confucius Institute. Free.  Note: Rain date Sun., June 15, 2 pm, Nichols Arboretum

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Shakespeare in the Arb – As You Like It

June 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - June 8, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Don’t miss this annual summer tradition, now in its 14th season! Directed by Kate Mendeloff and performed by University of Michigan students and local actors, Shakespeare in the Arb is a moveable production with Nichols Arboretum as a stage. Visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum website for information, ticket prices, and more. Presented by U-M Residential College and Matthaei-Nichols. Also: Thurs.-Sun., June 12-15; 19-22.

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Shakespeare in the Arb – As You Like It

June 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - June 15, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Don’t miss this annual summer tradition, now in its 14th season! Directed by Kate Mendeloff and performed by University of Michigan students and local actors, Shakespeare in the Arb is a moveable production with Nichols Arboretum as a stage. Visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum website for information, ticket prices, and more. Presented by U-M Residential College and Matthaei-Nichols. Also: Thurs.-Sun., June 19-22.

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Shakespeare in the Arb

June 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - June 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Don’t miss this annual summer tradition, now in its 14th season! Directed by Kate Mendeloff and performed by University of Michigan students and local actors, Shakespeare in the Arb is a moveable production with Nichols Arboretum as a stage. Visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum website for information, ticket prices, and more. Presented by U-M Residential College and Matthaei-Nichols.

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July 2014

A Midsummer Night’s Scenes

July 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - July 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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All invited to an informal, "pop-up" evening of Shakespeare scenes performed by our very talented Shakespeare in the Arb cast and crew. This free, outdoor performance features selections from several of the Bard's plays as the audience and cast take a short walk through the Arb. Bring a blanket or chair. Note: This is not a ticketed performance like our annual summer Shakespeare in the Arb production. Program is free; no tickets or registration required; all ages welcome. Meet at the 1610 Washington Heights entrance to the…

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August 2014

Music in the Arb – Opera!

August 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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An outdoor evening of selections from operas sung by very talented University of Michigan School of Music students accompanied by piano. Student performers include Francesca Chiejina, James Schmid , and Kevin Harvey.  Bring a picnic dinner (no alcohol, please) and a blanket or chair to enjoy the concert. Concert is weather permitting. Visit our Twitter page or Facebook page for weather updates. Concert takes place in the amphitheater in Nichols Arboretum. early arrival is encouraged. Free parking available in the U-M blue lots…

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May 2015

Peonies Galore Sale

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A large variety of locally grown heirloom peonies for sale, set amid the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. Sat., May 30: A special members-only pre-sale hour 9-10 am. Take a morning stroll through the peony garden and receive first choice on purchases of peonies.

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June 2015

Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

June 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

An afternoon of live music in the Arboretum peony garden, featuring Chinese flower songs performed by the CIUM Singers. Presented by the U-M Confucius Institute and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. Free. Rain date June 14, 2 p.m. Nichols Arboretum 1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48109  

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Shakespeare in the Arb 15th Anniversary

June 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - June 7, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Nichols Arboretum1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 in '15. In celebration we're offering four weekends of performances of the audience favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play about love, magic, and dreams. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. If you're a Matthaei-Nichols member you can reserve your tickets in advance and receive a discount on ticket prices. Ticket reservations will begin in mid-May.

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Shakespeare in the Arb 15th Anniversary

June 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - June 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Nichols Arboretum1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 in '15. In celebration we're offering four weekends of performances of the audience favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play about love, magic, and dreams. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. If you're a Matthaei-Nichols member you can reserve your tickets in advance and receive a discount on ticket prices. Ticket reservations will begin in mid-May.

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Shakespeare in the Arb 15th Anniversary

June 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - June 21, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Nichols Arboretum1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 in '15. In celebration we're offering four weekends of performances of the audience favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play about love, magic, and dreams. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. If you're a Matthaei-Nichols member you can reserve your tickets in advance and receive a discount on ticket prices. Ticket reservations will begin in mid-May.

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August 2015

CANCELED: Opera in the Arb

August 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

NOTE: This event has been canceled. Please accept out apologies for any inconvenience. An outdoor concert of opera selections sung by U-M School of Music students accompanied by piano. Bring a picnic dinner (no alcohol) and a blanket or chair. Rain date: Aug. 30. Free.

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October 2015

5th Annual Run for the Arb

October 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A family-friendly 5K trail run/walk through the Arboretum. All proceeds support the Arb & Gardens. Preregistration $25/members: $20. Dogs welcome, too! Register Fido for $5. Participants receive a Run for the Arb T-shirt. Register: mbgna.umich.edu.

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April 2016

Peony Ambassador Training

April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Learn more about the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America. Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a diverse array of visitors. Evening and weekend shifts available late…

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Walking for Well-Being: The Positive Role of Nature in Human Health

April 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Mental health and well-being are considered fundamental to an individual’s quality of life. Yet mental disorders are increasing. The World Health Organization predicts depression will be the second greatest cause of ill health, globally, by 2020. An expanding catalog of research suggests that interaction with the natural environment contributes to mental well-being, such as restored concentration, enhanced positive mood and self-esteem, and reduced feelings of negative mood, depression, and stress. Melissa Marselle, a research fellow in the School of Arts…

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June 2016

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in Bloom

June 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - June 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

The largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. The garden, which began with a 1922 gift from Michigan alumnus W.E. Upjohn, comes alive in spring with as many as 10,000 blossoms at peak. Peony bloom time depends on the weather; please visit our dedicated peony website for daily bloom updates as the season progresses: peony.mbgna.umich.edu

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POSTPONED Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies

June 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Rain Date: June 12, 2pm Postponed due to inclement weather Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians and singers.  Co-sponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute & Matthaei-Nichols. Note: rain date June 12, 2 pm. Free.

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Peonies Galore Sale Member Hour

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

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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Peonies Galore Sale

June 4, 2016 @ 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. A very popular sale so arrive early! Sale runs until peonies are sold out.

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Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies

June 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians and singers.  Co-sponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute & Matthaei-Nichols. Free.

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Shakespeare in the Arb: Love’s Labour’s Lost

June 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - June 12, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Now in its 16th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. For more information and ticket prices visit our website, mbgna.umich.edu.

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Shakespeare in the Arb: Love’s Labour’s Lost

June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - June 19, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Now in its 16th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. For more information and ticket prices visit our website, mbgna.umich.edu.

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Shakespeare in the Arb: Love’s Labour’s Lost

June 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Now in its 16th year, Shakespeare in the Arb is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. For more information and ticket prices visit our website, mbgna.umich.edu.

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September 2016

Student Welcome Week: Shakespeare in the Arb Revival

September 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - September 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Director Kate Mendeloff brings back the summer production of Shakespeare in the Arb in two performances for students only. Free. Student ID required.

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Nichols Arboretum: Fall Curator’s Tour

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Matthaei-Nichols curator David Michener leads a tour in Nichols Arboretum. Program schedule TBA. For sustaining level ($100) and above members.

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February 2017

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Get involved and help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form. 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month: meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts.; third Saturday of each month meet at Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email.  734.647.8528.

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March 2017

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Get involved and help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form. 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month: meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts.; third Saturday of each month meet at Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email.  734.647.8528.

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April 2017

The Grandmother Tree Walk – a U-M Bicentennial Program

April 3, 2017 @ 7:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A tree’s-eye view of the bicentennial. The Grandmother Tree Walk is a self-guided tour of 12 trees in Nichols Arboretum. The trees are historically or horticulturally important and their stories are told alongside key moments in U-M’s history. Maps will be available at the Arboretum visitor center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and on-line beginning in April. Free.  #umich200 Download a PDF of the Grandmother Tree Walk map. Part of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebrations. The Arboretum is free and open daily…

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Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Get involved and help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form. 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month: meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts.; third Saturday of each month meet at Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email.  734.647.8528.

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Peony Ambassador Training at Nichols Arboretum (Volunteer Opportunity)

April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Learn more about the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America. Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a diverse array of visitors. Evening and weekend shifts available late…

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May 2017

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Get involved and help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form. 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month: meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts.; third Saturday of each month meet at Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email.  734.647.8528.

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June 2017

Nichols Arboretum Spring Plant Sale Event: Peonies Galore Sale

June 3, 2017 @ 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. Arrive early; plants sell out quickly! Sale runs 10 am-4:30 pm or until peonies run out. Free admission.

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Nichols Arboretum Spring Sale Event: Peonies Galore Sale Member Hour

June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

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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Concert: Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies

June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Bring a lawn blanket or chair to the Arboretum Peony Garden and join us at the 6th annual garden concert! An afternoon of live vocal concert, featuring Chinese flower songs, will be performed by the CIUM Singers (sung in Chinese). This annual garden concert is presented by the U-M Confucius Institute and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. Rain date: June 11. Free admission.

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Shakespeare in the Arb: The Tempest

June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Now in its 17th year, this al fresco live performance is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Tickets available day of performance; Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. INformation available on our website in May. Performance run three weekend in June. Dates include: June 15-18 and 22-25.

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Shakespeare in the Arb

Shakespeare in the Arb: The Tempest

June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Now in its 17th year, this al fresco live performance is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Tickets available day of performance; Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. Information available on our website in May. Performance run three weekends in June. Dates include: June 8-11 and 22-25.

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Shakespeare in the Arb: The Tempest

June 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - June 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Now in its 17th year, this al fresco live performance is directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. Tickets available day of performance; Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. INformation available on our website in May. Performance run three weekends in June. Dates include: June 15-18 and 22-25.

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October 2019

Zombie Run

Zombie Run – Run for the Arb, Run for Your Life!

October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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A run to die for. Nichols Arboretum is an obstacle course of marauding zombies in this 5K run/walk over the Arb's trails. Can you survive to the finish line? Join us for this annual fright fest of physical activity in the Arb. Member discount on registrations. Follow instructions on sign up page. Thank you to our sponsor:

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September 2017

Welcome Week Shakespeare Performance for Students

September 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until September 4, 2017

Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Shakespeare in the Arb

A revival of this summer’s play The Tempest. Directed by Kate Mendeloff and performed by students and faculty. Free for students with ID. Performances start 5:30 pm. 1610 Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb

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March 2018

The Conifers of Nichols Arboretum

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Nichols Arboretum displays conifers native to Michigan, North America, Asia, and more. This hike, led by Michigan Botanical Club field trip leader Robert Ayotte, focuses on conifer biology, ecology, and phytogeography. Participants meet at the James Reader Jr. Urban Environmental Center at the 1610 Washington Heights entrance to Nichols Arboretum. We'll discuss and admire a broad array of gymnosperms in a loop covering about 2 miles, with some steep hills. Wear weather-appropriate gear as the arboretum's trails are not maintained…

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May 2018

Spring Curator’s Tour

May 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Join our Director Bob Grese and Curators Mike Kost and David Michener for a tour of Heathdale. While Heathdale is now a place of tranquility and restoration, it has been a learning site for our teams since we began developing what would become Nichols Arboretum over 100 years ago. The tour will provide you with information on the transformation and ongoing stewardship of the cherished place known as Heathdale and will explore the wildflowers, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other plants within the Julie Norris Post…

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June 2018

Member Hour: Peonies Galore Sale

June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

We invite our members to attend our special pre-sale discount hour prior to the public peony sale and get first dibs on vintage peonies. Please check-in at the Membership Table outside the Reader Center from 9 to 10am to receive a member-only coupon to receive 10% off your purchase. *This is a members-only event. If you’re not a member, please consider becoming a member now, during your next visit, or at the Peonies Galore Sale!

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Peonies Galore Sale 2018

Peonies Galore Sale at Nichols Arboretum

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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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! Take a look at the Peonies Galore plant sale list-2018.

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Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A concert featuring Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians. Sponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute & Matthaei-Nichols. Free. NOTE: In case of inclement weather, concert will be held June 10 at 2 pm.

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May 2018

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in Bloom

May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free
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June 2018

CANCELLED: June 17 Performance of Shakespeare in the Arb 2018: Romeo & Juliet

June 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$10 – $20
2018 Shakespeare in the Arb poster

This season's play is Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 7-10; 14-17; 21-24. Members: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option lets you reserve tickets and pay for them the evening of the performance. Reserve member tickets Ticket Prices: Members: $15 Students with ID: $10 Adults 19 and over: $20 Seniors 62 and over: $17…

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CANCELLED: June 9 Shakespeare in the Arb 2018: Romeo & Juliet

June 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$10 – $20
2018 Shakespeare in the Arb poster

This season's play is Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 7-10; 14-17; 21-24. Members: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option lets you reserve tickets and pay for them the evening of the performance. Reserve member tickets Ticket Prices: Members: $15 Students with ID: $10 Adults 19 and over: $20 Seniors 62 and over: $17…

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Shakespeare in the Arb 2018: Romeo & Juliet

June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thurs.-Sun, June 7-10; 14-17; 21-24
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$10 – $20
2018 Shakespeare in the Arb poster

This season's play is Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 7-10; 14-17; 21-24. Members: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option lets you reserve tickets and pay for them the evening of the performance. Reserve member tickets Ticket Prices: Members: $15 Students with ID: $10 Adults 19 and over: $20 Seniors 62 and over: $17…

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September 2018

Welcome Week Shakespeare Performance for Students

September 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until September 3, 2018

Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A revival of this summer’s play, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Free for students with ID. Performances start 5:30 pm. 1610 Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb.

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April 2019

Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training 2019

April 25, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Special Member Hour: Peonies Galore Sale at Nichols Arboretum

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

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, 2019 @ 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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2019 Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies Concert in Nichols Arboretum

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Celebrate peony bloom time by visiting Nichols Arboretum for a concert by the International Neighbors of Ann Arbor Choir and director Liyan Sun. Vocalists of all ages and walks of life come together in the peony garden to sing traditional and modern songs in Chinese and other languages. Two choir groups will perform: Liyan’s Choir with Liyan Sun, director. Performers are local residents and professionals. The other choir is the International Neighbours of Ann Arbor. Concert is free and open…

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September 2019

Welcome to Michigan: Shakespeare in the Arb – Twelfth Night – Special Performance for Students

September 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Two special performances for students of Shakespeare in the Arb on Labor Day weekend. Play is Twelfth Night, directed by Graham Atkin and Carol Gray, with Kate Mendeloff of the Residential College. Takes place in Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor. Free but student ID required. Performance dates: Sun., Sept. 1, 6 pm;                                    Mon., Sept. 2, 6 pm.        …

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April 2020

Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training 2020

April 23, 2020 @ 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 2020

CANCELED: Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies – Concert in Nichols Arboretum

May 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

Note: the 202 peony concert is canceled. A concert featuring Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians. Sponsored by Matthaei-Nichols. Free.

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June 2022

“100 Years in Bloom” Peony Concert and Centennial Celebrations

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free admission. 1pm-3pm. Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan. A celebration of the centennial anniversary of the peony garden at Nichols Arboretum. Performances of Korean choral works and a commissioned arrangement by composer-in-residence, Alexis Lamb. Remarks from Nichols Arboretum director Tony Kolenic and others.  Alexis Lamb Composition: Hybrid Cultivars Many of my compositions have been in response to phenomena within the natural world, including rocks skipping over an icy pond and forest fires allowing for regrowth after destruction.…

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October 2022

Zombie Run

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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a pair of runners on a trail stop to assess a pair of zombies blocking the trail.

  The Arb has become infested with zombies! Who will make it out alive? This fun-run 5k is like capture the flag but with a horror twist - runners get flag football belts and the zombies steal their flags or “lives”. All flags left over at the end of the run can be turned in for raffle tickets for prizes from great local businesses.   Event Schedule Registration: 5pm-6pmRun: 6pm-7pmRaffle: 7pm-8pm Registration $35 ($30 for members) early bird pricing until midnight…

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