Plant Trial Field Day

August 7, 2018 8:30AM - 2:00PM

Join us for this popular annual event to learn about top-performing plants in the MSU Trial Gardens. Registration with refreshments begins at 8:30am and the program begins at 9:00am.  Presentation topics include 2018 greenhouse trends, what's new with impatiens downy mildew, bringing new plants to the market, noteworthy herbaceous perennials, and the best of the best of the 2018 MSU Plant Trials. Download the program and register by mail.

During your visit to campus, please save some time to tour our 14 acres of beautiful landscapes including a vast array of annuals, perennials, and woody plants. There are a multitude of theme gardens including our award-winning 4H Children's Garden, our annual display and trial gardens, roof-top gardens, demonstration vegetable garden, a Japanese garden, and more. Visit the MSU Gardens website for more information.  You might also want to check out the new Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) that can be viewed through windows on the first floor of the Plant & Soil Science Building.


Use the Online Registration Form to pay by credit card or download the printed program to register by mail and pay with a check.

Includes morning refreshments, lunch, trial booklet, and program

On or before July 31st

  • $42 per person (1-2 per company)
  • $36 per person (3 or more per company)

After July 31st

  • $52 per person (must be done on-site)


NEW Parking Information: Unfortunately, we are no longer able to include parking for Plant Trial Field Day. Attendees may still park in our Gardens lot, but will need to pay the meters. Parking is $1.80 per hour and credit cards are accepted. If the Gardens lot is full, you may park in the Wharton Center ramp from the Shaw/North entrance. The same parking rate applies.

Contact Information

Please contact Jennifer Sweet with any questions ( or 517-353-0443)

Related Topic Areas

Michigan Garden Plant Tour

Event Location

1066 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824

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