Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
February 6, 2023
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
January 10, 2023
Refugee-focused community garden celebrates its first year
An area of U-M’s Campus Farm has been dubbed “The Freedom Garden” — a space where refugee clients can grow their own food through community gardening.
January 9, 2023
Bonsai specialist embraces nature at a smaller scale
Jack Sustic, the bonsai specialist at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, has his own extensive collection of more than 60 bonsai trees in his home.
July 13, 2021
U-M welcomes Art Fair visitors as museums, galleries, gardens reopen
After being canceled during the 2020 pandemic year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair will return to downtown and parts of the U-M campus June 15-17, along with the reopening of several U-M museums, galleries and other public spaces.
June 8, 2021
The bloom is on the peonies at the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden
The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is bursting with color and is expected to continue blooming through mid-June. View photos from a recent day in the garden.
May 19, 2021
Historic Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is open this year
Following a pandemic year in which visitors were asked to stay away, the nearly 100-year-old peony garden in Nichols Arboretum is open to the public and getting ready to bloom.
May 4, 2021
Matthaei-Nichols expert offers advice on emerging cicadas
Tom O’Dell, collections and natural areas specialist at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, recalls the last time 17-year cicadas visited Ann Arbor and offers some advice.
December 11, 2020
Anthony Kolenic named director of Matthaei-Nichols
Anthony J. Kolenic will become director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Kolenic’s five-year appointment is effective March 1, 2021, and he succeeds Bob Grese, who retired in June 2020.
May 12, 2020
Nichols Arboretum cancels 2020 peony celebration
The historic peony garden at Nichols Arboretum at U-M, which has bloomed every spring for nearly 100 years, will do so without any visitors but will offer virtual sightings of the bloom.
March 16, 2020
Advisory committee to aid search for Matthaei-Nichols director
An advisory committee has been named to assist in the search for a new director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Bob Grese is stepping down after serving in that role since 2004.