General Information

Here is some general information to make you visit to the 4-H Children's Gardens something really special. There is no admission fee to visit the gardens.


Outdoor 4-H Children's Gardens

The gardens are open from sunup to sundown every day.

Indoor 4-H Children's Garden

The Indoor garden is open 8am to 5pm every day. You will have to enter the building through the doors on the south side (under the teal colored awning). Once inside, follow the green vine on the floor.

Directions and Map

Our address is:
1066 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824

GPS coordinates are:
"N42 43.260 W084 28.380"

We are in the Plant & Soil Sciences Building which is located on the corner of Wilson Road and Bogue Street on the campus of Michigan State University. (We are across from the Vet Clinic and kitty corner from the Wharton Center). We look forward to seeing you!


Parking costs are not included in our event and program fees. Parking is free on weekdays after 6pm and all-day on weekends.

The Horticulture Garden parking meters are cash/credit system. Parking is paid for at the meter and the machines accept both credit cards and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $0.25 for eight minutes. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted. Meters are only enforced Monday thru Friday from 6am - 6pm.



There is a restroom located between the 4-H Children's Garden and the Pete & Sally Smith Schoolyard Demonstration Garden. This is available from early April through October.

Inside the Plant & Soil Sciences Building

There are restrooms available between am and 5pm every day. Enter the building through the south entrance, under the teal awning, and follow the blue line on the floor.

Eating in the Gardens

We invite you to enjoy a meal in the 4-H Children's Gardens!

We encourage you to eat in the Creation Station area. Make sure you use trash receptacles. Unfortunately there is no drinking water available, so bring your own drinks.

Special events may be scheduled, so you may want to check our calendar to see what's happening or give us a call: (517) 353-0452 before you visit.