Garden Day

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Plant & Soil Sciences Building (first floor)- MSU Campus
NEW 25th Anniversary pricing!
Click here to register.

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Join us for a very special 25th Anniversary edition Garden Day and be inspired by 40 year veteran, Tracy Disabato-Aust!

Tracy is an award winning garden designer, international speaker, best-selling author, and world class triathlete with a passion for plants and design as well as a dynamic inspiring message.

In addition to two keynote presentations by Tracy, you'll enjoy your choice of two engaging workshops, garden tours, a book-signing with Tracy, morning coffee, lunch, materials and complimentary parking. You will also have the opportunity to peruse our Green Garden Marketplace for plants, books, garden accessories and other great buys!

Event Cost

2018 MSU Horticulture Garden Members: $66
Non-members: $76
All registrations after July 23: $86





8:00 a.m.

On-Site Check-in


8:40 a.m.

Welcome Address


8:45 a.m.

Morning Keynote by Tracy Disabato-Aust
The Well-Designed Mixed Garden


10:15 a.m.

Morning Break


10:45 a.m.   

Morning Workshops


11:45 p.m.



1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops


2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break


2:30 p.m.

Garden Update


2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote by Tracy Disabato-Aust
High-Impact, Low-Care Plants 


4:15 p.m.

Garden Day concludes

  • Our Green Garden Marketplace will be open during both breaks and lunch.
  • Tracy Disabato-Aust will be signing her books during lunch. Her three books will be available for purchase at the MSU Gardens booth in the Green Garden Marketplace.

Overnight Accommodations

The beautiful MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is offering special rates for this 25th Anniversary Garden Day event! Ask for the Garden Day room block and use code “1808GARDEN” to receive a discounted rate of $111.00 (excluding tax). Reservations are required by 7/6/18 to receive this special rate.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Reservations: 800-875-5090
Hotel Information: 517-432-4000

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Contact Information

For questions or special accommodations, please contact:

Jennifer Sweet, CMP, CTA
Program Coordinator

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