June 18, 2021

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. April 6, 2017

    Grandmother Tree Walk tours at the Arb run throughout 2017

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are celebrating U-M’s bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk, a self-guided journey through Michigan’s 200-year history from the perspective of trees.

  8. September 8, 2015

    Medicinal garden opens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Continuing a long tradition of research, education and healing through botany, U-M’s newly dedicated medicinal garden now is open at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

  9. August 17, 2015

    U-M’s Saginaw Forest offers adventure, beauty and escape

    While Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum offer a satisfying Ann Arbor nature experience, lesser-known Saginaw Forest, on the city’s west edge, offers a more untamed adventure.