The Demonstration Gardens

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The Demonstration Garden area is a combined effort between MSU and local landscape businesses. The garden includes landscape elements such as a gazebo, brick patio, wooden bridge, and a grape vine pergola.  There are collections of ground covers, grasses, arborvitae, spirea, and lilacs as well as a collection of shade tolerant perennials and native plantings. Spring bulbs provide early color and the ornamental grass collection adds to fall and winter interest. So much more to see packed around a parking lot!

The Americana Foundation, English Gardens, Castle Landscape, Telly’s Greenhouse, Detroit Concrete Products, and John Deere Landscapes have all contributed greatly to these beds.

For more information about this garden, check out this video produced by Katie McMaster:


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