along Fleming Creek, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens' 350 acres
include four nature trails, mature woodlands, wetlands,
several ponds, and a tall grass prairie.
which houses more than 1,200 unusual and exotic plants from
around the world, has three “houses” designed to exhibit the
tremendous diversity of the plant world: tropical,
warm-temperate, and arid. All three houses use a natural
method (as opposed to chemical sprays) to control insects -
the Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM). In this
approach, beneficial insects are selectively released to
control the populations of harmful bugs.