Get ready for 2016 Plant Sale!
Get ready for 2016 Plant Sale!
Flowers for sale!
Flowers for sale!
Vegetables galore!
Vegetables galore!

Chair yoga for beginners and advanced
Chair yoga for beginners and advanced

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2016 Plant Sale - click here for more information

     May 20: Members-Only Sale           4 pm tp 7 pm

     May 21: Public Sale                          7 am to 2 pm

2016 Chair Yoga in the Gardens! 
Free - except parking.

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Who can join us? Everyone is welcome! We especially invite our Friends of the Garden

When: Wednesdays      June 1, 8, 15, 22       12:10-12:50pm

Where: Entrance Pavilion to the Horticulture Gardens off Bogue Street. Located at the west end of the Garden Parking lot near Wilbir

Where to park? If needed, please park in the metered Garden Parking lot.

Where to go if it rains? Plant and Soil Sience Greenhouse Conservatory, chairs provided.

Instructor: Rebecca Kegler, Assistant Dir., RecSports and Fitness Services, Registered Yoga Instructor, 517-353-9663

2016 Garden Day - click here for more information

      August 6: Featuring David Culp

About Our Gardens

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.

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!

Rose Garden
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.

(517) 355-5191 ext 1359
A288 Plant & Soil Science Bldg
East Lansing, MI 48823