Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Weeping Japanese Cherry
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' ~60 years old
Symbol of Friendship
In 1912, the Japanese government donated thousands of cherry trees to the United States as a symbol of friendship.
U-M alumni living in Japan donated this specimen in Dow Field.
Planted in 1957
Origins of Botanical Gardens
Also in 1957, Regent Frederick C. Matthaei, Sr. and his wife Mildred donate 200 acres east of Ann Arbor for what will become U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens features a conservatory, bonsai and penjing garden, walking trails, the campus farm, and much more.
1800 N. Dixboro Rd - Free and open 7 days/week
Erected 2017 by Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • Peace.
Location. 42° 16.967′ N, 83° 42.995′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from Washington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shagbark Hickory (approx. 0.2 miles away); How It Happened (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riverbank Rescue (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Willow (approx. ¼ mile away); Nichols Arboretum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Simpson Memorial Institute (approx. ¾ mile away); Washtenaw County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Campus Patterns of Residential Life (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.