Visitors and Alumni


The facilites Michigan State University Department of Horticulture are a great attraction for visitors of all ages.  Whether you are coming to take a walk through the Gardens or coming to an event, you will be astonished by the beauty of the facility.

People enjoying an event in the GardensThe Gardens are an educational facility that supports and integrates teaching, research, and service relative to the needs of the Department of Horticulture, along with providing easy access for the public.  Features such as the Michigan 4-H Childrens' Garden, butterflies, educational tourswedding and event rentalsWilbir the Peacock, field trips, the Arboretum, and the Annual Trial Gardens attract visitors from all around the world.

Read more about tours and visitor information


Directions, parking, and maps information

The Department of Horticulture also would like to assist in answering questions regarding your personal garden at home. Please visit the homeowners questions answered webpage to learn more.


We hope that Department of Horticulture alumni will stay connect to the university and reestablish connections to your former classmates and colleagues.  We have started a listserv which enables everyone to stay in touch through email. If you have not given Bob Herner your email, please update it by sending it to him. If you are already on the listserv, you can email everyone by sending an email to

Learn more about events to help stay in touch.

Contact information for Department of Horticulture faculty and staff retirees.

Special Events and ProgramsPink flower

Click here to read about special upcoming events sponsered by the MSU Horticulture Department, along with area information for weather, shopping, hotels, and construction information for the surrounding Lansing area.

Tax-Deductible Gifts to MSU Horticulture

Private support involves gifts and grants given to the University by alumni, friends, institutions-corporations, foundations, and organizations who are committed to helping MSU fulfill its mission. Motivations for giving are often varied, all are important to The Campaign for MSU. Many individuals view their support as a means of accomplishing personal goals, supporting values and beliefs. Some give simply because they view their support as a good investment. Others value the knowledge and experiences they have received and desire to ensure the same for future generations of students. Learn more about donating to MSU Horticulture.