Developed and designed over the past decade, this 25-acre garden strives to be a place of refuge for those who are seeking sanctuary in Northern Michigan nature.
The MSU Horticulture Gardens are designed to be a place where visitors not only appreciate and enjoy the plants that are growing but also can learn a little along the way. The paths wind through 14 distinct areas, allowing you to stop in the spaces that interest you the most.
Within the garden, you can meander along miles of paved trails that take you through the various spaces in the preserve, which include a reconstructed prairie, a Japanese garden, and a nature adventure garden.
Spanning more than 87 acres, the estate grounds have been perfectly manicured and maintained over the years, making them one of the most tranquil places in the city. Some of the most famous spots on the grounds include the Rose Garden, Flower Lane, and Bird Island.
In addition to the magnificent plants that bloom in the garden throughout the spring, summer, and early fall, you can enjoy the picturesque fountains and architectural accents that have been incorporated into its design.