Garden Giving

Did you know that the MSU Horticulture Gardens are mostly self-funded?  Consider supporting these beautiful gardens to keep them running for many years to come. 

Why Give to the Gardens?  Watch this video!


Ways to Support the Gardens

  • Consider purchasing a garden membership for yourself or a loved one.  For more information, visit the Garden Membership Page.
  • Purchase a commemorative brick or bench.  For more information, visit the Bricks and Benches Page.
  • Donate directly to one of our many funds below!

Gardens Donor Direct Giving Opportunities: 

A11411: General Support of the Horticultural Gardens – your donation will support garden beautification, educational programs, new plantings, structure maintenance, student employment, and many other wonderful activities for the gardening enthusiast to enjoy.

A11454: Symphony and Anniversary Plaza – donations support maintenance of a very special place in the Gardens – a very popular spot for weddings and photographs.

A114096: Frank’s Nursery & Crafts Rose Garden and the Anderson “Ball Water Feature” – donations support the popular rose garden and water feature. It provides an opportunity for students to learn how to properly care for roses.

A11441: C.E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum – support a hidden gem on MSU’s campus.  Designed as a "Learning Experience in the Making", it acts as an instructional arboretum for students interested in landscape development.  The arboretum has numerous informal gardens – MDLA Central Court, Yvonne V. Wilson Native Plant Garden, Hosta Garden, Jane Smith Conifer Garden, Kathleen and Milton Muelder Japanese Garden, The Overlook, Arbor Escape, Sensory Garden, The Lily Pond – as well as permanent collections – Living Sculpture Garden, Dedication Patio, and formal gardens – Topiary Gardens, Water Gardens, Sculpture Gardens, Specialty Gardens, and the Mawby Fruit Garden.

A11405: Friends of the Garden – an opportunity to provide programmatic support for the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens.

A114082: Kathleen and Milton Muelder Japanese Garden Fund - your donation supports this garden which was dedicated in the memory of Kathleen D. Muelder.

A1148: Mawby Fruit Collections – your donation supports fruit production, a working laboratory for horticulture students, and a beautiful public facility.

A11410: Brian Vidosh Memorial Fund – gives students a start in ornamental horticulture through internships.

A11435: Rose Carlson Endowed Internship Program for the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens and the 4-H Children's Garden – donation supports a hands-on learning internship for a student in the MSU Horticulture Department.

A11449: Norma Guyer Endowed Visiting Educator Program – provides a unique opportunity for educators to work in the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden, and in the Department of Horticulture.

A114093: Master Gardener Idea Garden – donations allow Master Gardener volunteers to create and build a new garden bed design in the Gardens.

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