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Posted on Wed, May 8, 2013 : 10:48 a.m.

Buy a Mother's Day gift and help support the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

By Ann Dwyer

Flowers might seem like a cliche Mother's Day gift, but really, landscaping is expensive. Help a lady out. Buy her a hanging basket or two at the Mother’s Day Weekend Sale & Fundraiser at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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They will offer a large selection of hanging baskets and containers grown on site. Find Mother’s Day and nature-themed items in the Garden Store. There will also be a rhododendron sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday sponsored by the American Rhododendron Society, Ann Arbor chapter.

All proceeds benefit Matthaei-Nichols. Be sure to to mention that to Mom. Let her know she raised a good kid.

Sat. & Sun., May 11 & 12, 2013. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. But parking is $1.20/hr. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. 734-647-7600.