As a subject, Horticulture has been part of the Michigan State University curriculum since this pioneer land grant institution opened in 1857. MSU offers a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture, and the Gardens support those studies.
14 acres of diverse gardens include annual displays, a perennial garden, a rose garden and a 7-acre Landscape Arboretum. Japanese Gardens, English Gardens, Fruits Displays, a small native plant prairie, and more.
The Children's Garden has more than 60 themed displays, including mazes, pots of gold, an alphabet garden, Peter Rabbit, and more.