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The Spring Show is the MSU Student Horticulture Association's biggest event of the year! It's a part indoor garden show and part plant sale with a different theme every year. It's perfect for plant lovers, those who are looking for cool garden ideas, or those who would like a small vacation from the cold grayness that is Michigan in early spring. It is also a great event to bring the whole family as we always have garden themed activities for children. All plant material for sale is donated by various Michigan companies and cared for from plugs or seeds by the Student Hort members all semester. The proceeds from this sale go towards helping the association maintain its presence at industry conferences and trade shows, fund educational tours, and take on more community service projects. To learn more about Student Hort and what events we participate in please visit our Events tab. We hope to see you at this year's Spring Show and for years to come!

The Annual Spring Show and Plant Sale is hosted by the Michigan Horticultural Education Foundation, a non-profit organization. Money raised from this sale is used to provide educational opportunities for members of the Michigan State University Horticulture Club.

Spring Show will take place this year on April 21nd, 2018 from 9am to 6pm and April 22rd, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Our theme is "Over the River and Through the Woods". 

Video: Qingwu Meng and Mengzi Zhang. 


Each year, the SHA Spring Show and Plant Sale is located in the head house of the Plant and Soil Sciences Building (PSS) at Michigan State University, located on the corner of Wilson and Bogue. The address for the PSS Building is 1066 Bogue St, East Lansing

There is parking in the 4H Childrens garden parking lot just south of the PSS bldg, in the vet med lot across Bogue and the Horticulture Department lot to the west of PSS. (*Note: locations are marked on the map with 'Parking') Be sure to read parking signs as parking tickets are common on MSU's campus. Please enter through either the south door of the head house or through the greenhouses (*Note: entrances marked with a star on map)

For a printable version of the map click here.

Past Themes and Dedicatees




1989 Homeowner's Needs No Dedicatee
1990 All American Selections Dr. John Kelly
1991 Technology in Horticulture Dr. Robert Herner
1992 Horticulture is for Everyone Dr. John Biernbaum
1993 The American Cottage Garden Douglas Badgero
1994 Gardens for Your Home Patricia Zandstra
1995 The World in Your Back Yard Dr. Lowell Ewart
1996 Unique Gardens Dr. Art Cameron
1997 Backyard Bliss Dr. Frank Dennis
1998 A Year in Color Dr. Brad Rowe
1999 Gardening Through the Ages Bob Barkham
2000 Let's Grow Wild Dr. Robert Herner
2001 A Gallery of Gardens Dan Bulkowski
2002 Garden Tales Dr. Tom Fernandez
Dr. Robert Schutzki
2003 Creating a Garden Paradise Sherry Mulvaney
Lorri Busick
2004 International Garden Extravaganza Anne Boone
Mike Olrich
2005 Backyards to the Future Marcus Duck
2006 The Great Land-Escape Mary Walters
2007 Gardening in the Great Lakes States C. Raker and Sons
2008 Backyards for All Seasons Dr. Bridget K. Behe
2009 Design on a Dime Dr. Randolph Beaudry
2010 Alice in Flowerland Susan Gruber
2011 Ancient Elements Bill Chase
2012 Garden Getaway Dr. Bert Cregg
2013 Sensory Overload MNLA
2014 Where the Wild Things Grow C. Raker and Sons
2015 Storybook Gardens

Karen Keuning

2016 Hanging Gardens of Babylon

MSU Horticultural Gardens Staff

2017 Landscapes Around The World

Dr. Robert Schutzki

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