Horticulture at MSU...
...science and technology to cultivate human and environmental health.
Recent News and Events:
Special Fall Sales!
Friday October 9th (8am - 5pm): HTRC Fruit Sale
We have an abundance of apples this year that we'd like to sell as close to harvest as possible. We will have Red Delicious, Mutzu, Ida Red, Empire, and Jonathan. We should also have some Honey Crisp, Fuji, and MacIntosh. As far as vegetables, there will also be peppers, squash, potatoes, and both pie pumpkins and large pumpkins. As usual, we ask that you please bring your own boxes for the produce. The Horticulture Teaching and Research Center is located at 3291 North College Road, Holt, MI 48842.
Saturday October 10th (7am - Noon): Horticulture Gardens' Plant Sale
We ended the season with quite a few extra plants - including hostas, succulents and ornamental grasses! Please consider stopping by for our premiere fall plant sale and purchase a few sweet plants for your garden or house plant collection!! Some of the hostas are superior but lost their labels during the process of garden reconstruction. The bad news is that you may have to guess on the cultivar but the good news is that they will be discounted heavily! The sale will be in the PSSB Head House (our normal sale location) at 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI, 48823. Park in lot 46 behind the Plant Biology Building!
Horticlutre Club Wins 'Best Group' at 2015 Homecoming Parade
The Curious Gardener - Fall 2015 Series
The MSU Horticulture Gardens' staff offers exciting educational opportunities for homeowners each Spring and Fall. Join us for one (or more) of this season's classes! Click here to register online.
- Fall Garden Treasures - September 8th (6pm - 8pm)
- Love Your Tenders! - October 13th (6pm - 8pm)
- Festive Fall Arrangement - November 20th (1pm - 3pm)
- Evergreen Holiday Wreath - December 9th (3pm - 5pm)
MSU Team Places 2nd Overall in 2015 PLANET Student Career Days
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.