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.

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.


On-line registration for Plant Trial Field Day is closed. You may still register on-site, the morning of the event (8/7), beginning at 8:30am. All on-site registrations will be $52.00. Please view our directional and parking information below.

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)

Parking & Directions

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.

Directions and Construction:
Please note that Bogue Street is permanently closed between Shaw Lane and Wilson Road. We recommend using the Trowbridge Road exit and coming in from the South end of campus. This will avoid the closure.

Click here for directions to the Trowbridge Road exit. Once you get off the exit, turn right onto Harrison at the first main intersection. Get immediately into the left lane and turn left at the next light, which will put you on Service Road.**

** From this point to the Garden lot: Continue on Service Road (past Farm Lane) and turn left on Bogue Street. The lot will be on your left, indicated by a parking sign.

The Gardens address is: (1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824). The best option is to enter our coordinates "N42 43.260 W084 28.380".

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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