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Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum illuminates the interconnectedness of people, plants, and place through learning, research, and stewardship.

Beal Botanical Garden Student Art Contest Winner

Beal Botanical Garden is excited to announce the winner of our Student Art Contest! Magnolia, Transplanted by Bachelor of Fine Arts student Ellie Stanislav is an exploration of place and displacement, stemming from Ellie's family's origins in New Orleans, LA. It is a representation of perseverance and how both her family and the city stood resilient in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Read Ellie's Story

collage of five photos: left to right Beal Botanical Garden 150 logo, group gathered behind pile of brush, young woman looking through microscope, youth kneeling by plant bed

Support the Beal Scholars Internship Program

Your gift gives undergraduate students the opportunity to explore their interests and gain real world experience through the Beal Scholars internship programComing from diverse majors, these scholars design an interdisciplinary project which contributes to the garden’s mission and enhances their professional portfolio. Because sustainability is at the heart of the Beal Botanical Garden’s mission, scholars gain valuable experience in applying sustainability principles through the lens of their discipline. With your help, the Beal Scholars program can continue to transform the lives of our students.

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Photos courtesy of Dr. Peter Carrington (bottom center Apentia bloom) and University Communications (all other images). 


 Land Acknowledgment

We collectively acknowledge that Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg —Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.