Each month throughout the year Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum offers a diverse selection of programs brought to you by our community and non-profit partners. Groups like Washtenaw Audubon Society, Sierra Club Huron Valley, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, and Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers bring fascinating---and for the most part free---educational programs on topics relevant to what's happening in the world of plants, animals, horticulture, and more.
Read on for some of our October 2016 offerings. All programs held at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, unless noted otherwise:
Tues., Oct. 11, 7 pm
New Impetus from Old Germany: My Strange and Terrible Journey to the Heart of German Beekeeping
Andrew Mills, a lecturer in German at the University of Michigan and a member of UMBees in ANn Arbor, recounts his summer 2016 trip through Germany, meeting beekeepers along the way and discovering what it means to keep bees in Germany.
Wed., Oct 12, 6-7:30 pm
Catching Your Breath
A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Program is free but please register directly with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center: 734.936.8803. Presented by Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Free.
Thurs., Oct. 13, 1-2:30 pm
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
|Photo of ichiyo school arrangement |
courtesy Ikebana International.
Mon., Oct. 17, 7:30 pm
|Photo: One of the most famous dunes in the |
world: Michigan's Sleeping Bear dune.
Dune Ecology and Restoration
Shaun Howard, Nature Conservancy Project Manager for Eastern Lake Michigan, discusses this well-known Great Lakes habitats and the Nature Conservancy’s efforts to restore them. Presented by Michigan Botanical Club. Free.
|Photo: Resplendent quetzal, the|
national bird of Guatemala. Photo
by Francesco Veronesi via Flickr.
Sat., Oct. 22, 1:30-3 pm
Alpines with Peter Korn
Presenter: Great Lakes Chapter North American Rock Garden Society
Wed., Oct. 26, 7 pm
Best Practices for Bonsai Fertilizing
Aaron Wiley, a local horticulturist with a penchant for bonsai, discusses the reasons, goals, timing, objectives, and kinds of fertilizing for bonsai. Presented by Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.
|Photo: Satsuki azalea on display |
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
June 2016. Photo by Michele Yanga.