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. Last year's theme is Up North Living. 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 SHA 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 our 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.
Last year's (2019) Spring Show took place this year on April 13th, 2019 from 9am to 6pm and April 14th, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
This year's 2020 Spring Show will take place on April 18th and 19th, 2020. Save the date!
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, MI 48823.
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
|2004||International Garden Extravaganza||Anne Boone
|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|
|2014||Where the Wild Things Grow||C. Raker and Sons|
|Gardens of Babylon||Renata Reibitz and The Horticulture Gardens Staff|
|Landscape Around The World||Dr.Robert Schutzki|
Over The River and Through The Woods
Up North Living
Spring Show Plant List 2019