Spring Show

2024 Theme: Spartaritaville!

Mark your calendars: The Student Horticulture Association 36th Annual Spring Show and Plant Sale will take place April 13-14th! We truly enjoy meeting fellow plant enthusiasts and look forward to sharing our plant knowledge with you all.


Saturday, April 13th: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 14th: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Each year, the SHA Spring Show and Plant Sale is located in the head house of the Plant and Soil Sciences Building (PSSB) 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 48824.

There is parking in the 4H Children's garden parking lot just south of the PSS building, 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.

More information

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 cool 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 long. 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's Student Horticulture Association.


Video: Qingwu Meng and Mengzi Zhang. 


So many companies have helped us with plant donations and/or financial support!  Please see our Industry Support page and consider these companies for all your plant/landscaping needs.

Past Themes and Dedicatees

 Year  Theme Dedicatee(s)
2023 Under the Northern Lights  Marcus Duck
2022 Magical Mitten  Raker-Roberta's
2021 Virtual Perennial Sale No Dedicatee
2020 Jurassic Gardens No Dedicatee
2019 Up North Living  Renewed Earth
2018 Over The River and Through The Woods  Norm Lownds
2017 Landscape Around The World  Dr. Robert Schutzki
2016 Gardens of Babylon Renata Reibitz and The Horticulture Gardens Staff
2015 Storybook Gardens Karen Keuning
2014 Where the Wild Things Grow C. Raker and Sons
2013 Sensory Overload MNLA
2012 Garden Getaway Dr. Bert Cregg
2011 Ancient Elements Bill Chase
2010 Alice in Flowerland Susan Gruber
2009 Design on a Dime Dr. Randolph Beaudry
2008 Backyards for All Seasons Dr. Bridget K. Behe
2007 Gardening in the Great Lakes States C. Raker and Sons
2006 The Great Land-Escape Mary Walters
2005 Backyards to the Future Marcus Duck
2004 International Garden Extravaganza Anne Boone & Mike Olrich
2003 Creating a Garden Paradise Sherry Mulvaney & Lorri Busick
2002 Garden Tales Dr. Tom Fernandez & Dr. Robert Schutzki
2001 A Gallery of Gardens Dan Bulkowski
2000 Let's Grow Wild Dr. Robert Herner
1999 Gardening Through the Ages Bob Barkham
1998 A Year in Color Dr. Brad Rowe
1997 Backyard Bliss Dr. Frank Dennis
1996 Unique Gardens Dr. Art Cameron
1995 The World in Your Back Yard Dr. Lowell Ewart
1994 Gardens for Your Home Patricia Zandstra
1993 The American Cottage Garden Douglas Badgero
1992 Horticulture is for Everyone Dr. John Biernbaum
1991 Technology in Horticulture Dr. Robert Herner
1990 All American Selections Dr. John Kelly
1989 Homeowner's Needs No Dedicatee