Visitors and Alumni
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.
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.
Event and Visitor Parking
Tokens are required for parking Monday to Friday 7 am to 6 pm. Each token is good for 90 minutes and can be purchased in the garden parking lot vending machine for $3.00. If a visit longer than 90 minutes is desired, tokens can be purchased in multiples of 2 for $5.00 from the token machine. The parking meters are in effect Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm. Note that a portion of the money from the tokens helps to fund our MSU Horticulture Gardens.
Parking on the weekends is free unless there is a home football game or an event at Wharton Center.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 Kristin Getter at email@example.com. 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 Kristin Getter any alumni news you'd like to share and it may be featured in the Hort Report. We hope to see you soon!
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.