Annual Trial Garden Tour

10 Stops
Duration: 00:20:00
Distance: 160

Welcome to the MSU Horticulture Gardens' Trial Garden. We grow and evaluate hundreds of new varieties each year including annuals, perennials, and vegetables.

Our goals are:

  • To determine how these plants perform in our mid-Michigan growing conditions
  • Inspire the gardening public to explore new varieties and plant combinations
  • To educate the horticulture industry and our garden visitors about our findings and recommendations.

Click "Start Tour" below to begin. Once you are in the tour, you can use the map icon (looks like a tri-fold piece of paper) near the bottom of your screen to move between stops. In addition, in the Gardens, look for stops indicated by a physical sign with number and a QR code. Use the Scan icon (looks like an uppercase Q enclosed in square brackets) that will allow you to scan the QR code or switch to Enter Code mode to type in a stop's number. All stops are three numbers (i.e.- stop #1 is 001).

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