The Michigan State University Department of Horticulture facilities are a great attraction for visitors of all ages.  Whether you are coming to take a walk through the Gardens or coming to an event, you will be astonished by the beauty of the facility.

The Gardens are an educational facility that supports and integrates teaching, research, and service relative to the needs of the Department of Horticulture, along with providing easy access for the public.  Features such as the Michigan 4-H Childrens' Garden, butterflies, educational tours, wedding and event rentals, field trips, the Arboretum, and the Annual Trial Gardens attract visitors from all around the world.

Read more about garden tours and garden visitor information

Directions, Parking, and Maps

Location - 1066 Bogue Road, East Lansing MI 48824

Click here for a Downloadable map of the MSU Horticulture Gardens

From 1-496/US 127 take exit #9 onto Trowbridge Road. Follow Trowbridge Road east onto campus. At Harrison Road continue through campus to Wilson Road and turn right. Continue to Bogue Street and turn right. The Gardens Visitor Lot entrance will be on the right side just before the railroad tracks.

From I-69 South take exit 94 onto Bus I-69 (E. Saginaw St.) toward East Lansing (4.4 miles).  Turn left (south) onto Hagadorn Road (1.6 miles). Turn right onto Service Road. Turn right onto Bogue Street.  The Gardens Visitor Lot entrance will be on the left hand side just past the railroad tracks.

MSU Campus Maps

Event and Visitor Parking

The MSU Horticulture Garden parking lot (lot #54) is free on weekends (unless there is a home football game or an event at the Wharton Center) and is a 'pay by plate' parking lot. For more information on how pay-by-plate works and current hourly parking charges, visit the MSU Police Parking Page. A portion of the fees are used to support the Gardens. For private events such as weddings, special parking arrangements are available in four areas around the Horticulture Gardens. 


We hope that Horticulture alumni will stay connect to the Department of Horticulture.  We have a listserv which will keep you in touch with the Department through e-mail. If you are alumni that would like to be on this listserv, please send your e-mail address to Vance Baird at  Listserv members will receive periodic (~monthly during the academic year) e-mails with department news, called the Hort Report.  You can easily unsubscribe from the listserv at any time.  Feel free to send Vance Baird any alumni news you'd like to share and it may be featured in the Hort Report.  We hope to see you soon!

Contact information for Department of Horticulture faculty and staff retirees. 

Department News

Alumni and other interested parties can keep up on Department news by reading issues of the Hort Report, a monthly report published by our graduate and undergraduate students about the happenings in the Department.

Special Events and Programs

Read about special upcoming events sponsored by the MSU Horticulture Department.  

Tax-Deductible Gifts to MSU Horticulture

Private support involves gifts and grants given to the University by alumni, friends, institutions-corporations, foundations, and organizations who are committed to helping MSU fulfill its mission. Motivations for giving are often varied, all are important to The Campaign for MSU. Many individuals view their support as a means of accomplishing personal goals, supporting values and beliefs. Some give simply because they view their support as a good investment. Others value the knowledge and experiences they have received and desire to ensure the same for future generations of students. Learn more about donating to MSU Horticulture.

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