Friday, September 10, 2021

The Gardens Are Back!

A year ago when I visited the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, I wrote:
The gardens behind the gate are off limits this year, as are the
greenhouses, shop, and restrooms. Because of the pandemic,
only distanced outdoor walks are allowed.
We visited after more than a year of pandemic closure. The gates are open!
The gardens have been fully open since August 10.

The Bonsai Garden

Ceramic Sculpture Installation by the Ann Arbor Potters' Guild

“"A Garden of Earthy Delights,' an installation of ceramic sculptures inspired by the habitats of the Great Lakes and the plants that grow in them, is on display at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
"The multi-piece stacked sculptures were created in collaboration with the botanical gardens and the Guild in celebration of the Guild’s 70th anniversary. Thirty-three artists collaborated on eight teams to create 10 sculpture towers." (Botanical Gardens Website)

Blog post © 2021 mae sander.


My name is Erika. said...

Fun garden views. September is a great garden visiting month for certain!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'd love to visit these gardens. What a lovely place.

And now you've sparked an idea...I will look for a botanical garden for our next trip.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

What a stunning exhibition.

Gretchen said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit!

Vicki said...

What a great place to visit, it looks like a very calming place. I've never been to a Botanical Garden but after seeing your photos I want to see if there is one near me.

JoAnn said...

Just beautiful... and the gorgeous day just makes it even more special.

Tina said...

Such a lovely place! There are so many times I regret getting acclimated to Florida as Pennsylvania & Michigan ate so beautiful. I loved living in both states.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

It looks like you had a beautiful day for it.

Wishing you a great reading week

Jeanie said...

I haven't been there in literally decades. I must get back -- it looks great!

Divers and Sundry said...

That garden gate is a striking piece. I've seen bonsai but not in a dedicated garden like that.