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2015 Tulip Bulbs in Flower!

Come visit the MSU Horticulture Gardens this week (May 4, 2015) to see thousands of lovely tulips and other bulbs in brilliant bloom!


2015 Spring Plant Sale to Benefit the MSU Horticulture Gardens
Members-only* Sale: Friday May 15, 2015, 5pm to 7pm

Public Sale: Saturday May 16, 2015, 7am to 2pm

For more information on the plant sale, click here

*you can become a member at the door (Friday or Saturday) and receive a 10% discount off your total purchase. Or you can become a member online by clicking here

2015 Yoga in the Gardens!
June 3, 10, 17, 24 (Wednesdays) 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Click here for more information and to register
Meet at the Entrance Pavilion to the Horticulture Gardens. Metered parking available in the Visitor Lot.
Cost (4 sessions): FREE
nstructor:  Rebecca Kegler, Assistant Director, Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, Registered Yoga Instructor

2015 MSU Horticulture Memberships Now Online - click here for more information!

The MSU Horticulture Gardens
One of the top University Horticulture Gardens in the country, 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 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 Craig to evaluate new plant introductions.

The Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden
The collections and displays are always evolving in the Judith DeLapa Perennial Gardens. In 2010, we installed a large bed the Director dubbed "Nearly Native", since most of the plants are true Michigan natives, or cultivars derived from true native species. In 2011, with the help and design of local designer, Dan Crow, we installed a large bed which should start showing off this year. The rest of the beds display the constantly changing textures, colors and moods of landscape perennials. Follow this link to see some photos of recent striking displays

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. This year, the VIP Garden will be dedicated to a demonstration cutting garden! Come check it out!

The Frank’s Nursery and Crafts 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.