The Great Lakes Gardens

Sun, 2018-12-09 08:07 -- gsparrow
9 Dec
Bob Grese
A view of the alvar garden at the Great Lakes Garden

Matthaei Botanical Gardens recently opened a series of conservation-themed gardens – the Great Lakes Gardens: a collection of gardens celebrating the floral diversity of the Great Lakes region. While our region does not have towering mountains, we do have majestic sand dunes, dramatic limestone bluffs and pavement areas found around the Great Lakes, native prairies and oak openings (or oak savannas), and coniferous and deciduous forests. The intent of these new gardens is to introduce the general public to the beauty and value of these diverse ecosystems and to acquaint visitors with many of the unique plants found within the Great Lakes region.


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