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Horticulture at MSU... and technology to cultivate human and environmental health.

Recent News and Events:

Butterflies In the Garden (March 16 - April 30, 2015)

Located in the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden, visitors will be able to:

  • Witness the flight of a Zebra Longwing
  • Find eggs hidden on host plants in the garden
  • Look at larva munching on leaves
  • Watch as a an adult emerges from its' chrysalis!

Public visiting hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Educators planning class trips should contact Norm Lownds for scheduling at 517-353-0349 or

For all other questions, please contact Dan Bulkowski at 517-353-0328 or

'Think Agriculture' Series Features MSU AgTech Alumnus

Tyler Kluck discusses his family's history in the Landscape and Nursery industry, and the benefits of completing the 2-year Landscape & Nursery Management program. Click the photo to watch the video from Michigan Farm Bureau.

Dr. James Hancock Featured on MSU Today

In the 1960s, MSU horticulturist Stanley Johnston, perhaps best known for developing the Red Haven peach, created both the Northland and Bluehaven blueberry varieties. But few MSU plant breeders have been more successful than AgBioResearch scientist James Hancock. A professor of horticulture and recipient of the 2014 MSU Innovation Center Technology Transfer Achievement Award for excellence in applying innovation to create real-world solutions, Hancock developed three of the world's most widely planted Northern Highbush blueberry varieties: Aurora, Draper and Liberty along with several other successful cultivars throughout his three decades at MSU.

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MSU Alumni Association features Garden Day in LENS program

The Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens and MSU Alumni Association are happy to bring you a preview of Garden Day 2014. First, take those herbs and put them to use! Learn news ways to cook, drink and even decorate using your herbs from Education Coordinator, Jessica Albright. Then discover some imaginative container ideas, and learn how to fill them with colorful foliage, flowers, vegetables and herbs with Annual Trial Garden Manager Daedre Craig.

The was a LIVE streaming event on June 24th. Click here to watch the recording via the LENS archive.

Nicholas Chase - 2014 MSU Student Employee of the Year

Every year student employees in various departments, units and offices at MSU are nominated by their supervisors for the Student Employee of the Year Award. This year the honor went to an outstanding employee here in the Department of Horticulture, Nicholas Chase.

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