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Great for children

A great visit for children. Flowers, plants and games set a backdrop for a place children can do... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
East Lansing, Michigan
Glorious Garden

This garden is amazing!! Geared towards the younger visitors, my husband and I enjoyed strolling... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
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Children are the focus of this garden - they even helped in the planning of the 60 small, themed gardens.
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

A great visit for children. Flowers, plants and games set a backdrop for a place children can do some exploring.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 602larrym
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This garden is amazing!! Geared towards the younger visitors, my husband and I enjoyed strolling through the flowers and plants. Under an adorable bridge is a pond filled with lily pads, frogs, fish and beautiful water lilies. Spend a while enjoying nature at her finest.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roxySMR0820
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

What a perfect day yesterday to attend Herbal Salon in the MSU gardens! Everything looked glorious and the education we received was great! Thanks Susan and Jessica! Job well done!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anniegruber
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to take young kids. They have beautiful flowers and other greenery with interesting features for kids. Parking can be dicey though there is a small lot.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian T
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Walking through the Children's Garden is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of campus and enjoy some peace and quiet. I have been coming here since I was a kid and still enjoy it! You do have to pay to park Monday...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Meghan H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I love this wonderful delight on MSU Campus! Anytime you visit the children's garden, everyone has so much fun. The spitting frogs, twirling the water faucets and smelling the flowers & herbs. Can't wait to watch my great niece's first time in two weeks!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank blkangusgal
Reviewed March 7, 2018

I have taught classes here on flower photography. Always an abundance of beauty. Love Renoir bridge.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mark C
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a very attractive facility not only for children, but the whole family. A wonderful way to spend time outdoors with family and friends.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank packy43
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great space, plenty of adventures for children, good teaching about plants within the garden.Places to sit down and enjoy the flowers.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank P7197FOelizabetha
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a garden worth taking your children to. It is a fun day. Great variety of plants, with lots of hands on things for the children to do. It is free, there is a parked my fee, but if you park at the back...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Beckfest
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