Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

  1. February 6, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  2. 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.    

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.