Welcome to the
MSU Horticulture Gardens
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Our 14 acres of diverse gardens are a superb retreat and resource for gardeners, plant lovers and children of all ages! You can easily get a bit of exercise while walking the displays. You may get garden design ideas, or learn new annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees - or perhaps even a fruit or vegetable new to you. On the other hand, you may just want to relax in a beautiful and refreshing garden setting.
Spring Curious Gardener series - click here for more information
February 16: Sharpening your garden tools - FULL
March 8: Succulent Living Wreath
April 12: Growing and Crafting with Hard-shelled Gourds
April 26: Building Bamboo Trellises
Butterflies in the Garden
March 14 through April 30: Come see the butterflies in the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden. Public Hours: Mon-Fri from 2pm-4pm; Sat & Sun from 10am-4pm; Closed Easter.
Spring Program- click here for more information
April 9: Featuring The Garden Professors
Plant Sale - click here for more information
May 20: Members-Only Sale
May 21: Public Sale
Garden Day - click here for more information
August 6: Featuring David Culp
About Our Gardens
The Michigan 4H Children’s Garden
With over 60 theme displays, an absolute must see in our gardens. There are mazes, pots of gold, an alphabet garden, Peter Rabbit, and so much more. Located adjacent to the Garden Parking lot, this is a convenient stop for parents with small children!
The Amien Carter Annual Trial Gardens
A colorful display where we trial hundreds of the newest annuals for color and texture. Learn the rare and the unusual, the bright and the cheery. This is truly a learning laboratory since all of the new plants are labeled. The Carter Annual Gardens house the MSU Annual Trials - a research effort led by Dr Art Cameron and Daedre McGrath to evaluate new plant introductions.
The Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden
The collections and displays are always evolving in the Judith DeLapa Perennial Gardens. With ten island beds and five border beds, the garden showcases a wide variety of native and hybrid perennials that perform well in our climate and soils. Displays feature both shade and sun gardens, demonstrate combinations for both the homeowner and landscape professional and offer a chance to see over 500 perennials in a garden situation. There is always something blooming in the DeLapa Perennial Garden!
The Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum
Explore the 7-acre Landscape Arboretum and see Japanese Gardens, English Gardens, Fruits Displays, a small native plant prairie, and more! It is a peaceful delight to wander these wonderful gardens.
The VIP Garden (Vegetables and Insect Pollinators)
In cooperation with Faculty and staff of the Department of Entomology, we have a bee hotel (specifically designed to attract native bee pollinators), and honey bee hives. The native bee hotel is located in the VIP Garden. Come check it out!
Take a fragrant walk through the roses. They are generally at their peak in June and July. We sometimes post rose update reports on our web site.