Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
June 8, 2021
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
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
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 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
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
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.
April 6, 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.
September 8, 2015
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.
August 17, 2015
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.