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Multiple Dates

Fresh Air Fitness: Yoga in the Beal Botanical Garden

Tuesdays in the garden
12:15pm - 1:00pm

 

Get outside and active for free. Enjoy the garden as you make time for your health and wellbeing. Please bring water, dress appropriately for weather, and bring a yoga mat or towel! Classes will meet under the gingko tree in the garden. These classes will be cancelled if there is significant weather. Check University Health and Wellbeing's social media accounts for weather updates. No pre-registration required this year, but there will be a QR code registration prior to the start of class.

 

Yoga in the Garden is a partnership between the Beal Botanical Garden, University Health and Wellbeing, and MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services.

Summer Session 1 Dates
May 21, May 28, June 11, June 18, June 25

 

Summer Session 2 Dates
July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13

 

Fall Session Dates
September 3, September 10, September 17, September 24

Multiple Dates

Garden Edition: Deep Rooted Tour Series

Location: Beal Botanical Garden
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dates:
June 16, 2024 
July 14, 2024 (Register)
August 4, 2024 (Register)

What can art tell us about the relationship between plants and humans? Join us for the summer garden edition of this popular tour series as we gather at the Beal Botanical Garden with Maeve Bassett, Applied Ethnobotanist and Education Program Director. Together, we’ll unearth the historical, social, and political narratives growing within plants in the garden and artworks from the MSU Broad Art Museum’s collection.

Registration for this free tour is encouraged. Use the links above that correspond to the date you wish to attend.

Deep-Rooted is an ongoing tour collaboration between the Beal Botanical Garden and the MSU Broad Art Museum, where art and plants intertwine in a conversation about the extraordinary ways our natural world has influenced art and human societies throughout history.

July 11 2024

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Interesting & Toxic Plants

EVENT CANCELLED

Join Peter Carrington, former curator and collections manager of Beal Botanical Garden to learn about some of his favorite plants!

 

Instructor: Peter Carrington

This program is a collaboration with the MSU Library.

July 14 2024

Music and the Garden: Grace Gits and Gabriel Lockheimer Toso

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register Here

Join us for an interactive experience of music, art, and science at the heart of the MSU campus. The Beal Botanical Garden and the MSU College of Music present free, family-friendly events on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and get ready for a musical experience!
 
This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of our campus arboretum. Each of our themes is inspired by the ways in which trees positively impact our lives!
 
Chill with Us
Trees provide us with shade that helps protect us and gives us a place to hang out! How do you like to cool off with friends in the summer?
 
Grace Gits and Gabriel Lockheimer Toso
MSU vocalists Grace Gits and Gabriel Lockheimer Toso perform a variety of duos highlighting music selections that reflect a sense of community.
 
Event Schedule
1:00pm - Take part in educational activities for all ages
2:00pm - Music performance
3:00pm - Plant Perspectives Tour through the garden
 
Events happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, activities may take place at MSU's Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Rd., East Lansing, MI. Signs will be posted to direct patrons where to go.
 
The Music and the Garden Series is presented by Beal Botanical Garden in partnership with musicians coordinated by the MSU College of Music.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Season Sponsor
Dr. Craig Fedore

August 8 2024

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Etymology of Naming Plants

12:10 - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Beal Botanical Garden, meet at the shed

Join us for a lunchtime tour to explore where plants get their names, including the stories of the good, the potentially problematic, the downright weird, and debate common vs. scientific names!

 

Instructor: Maeve Bassett, Education Program Director

This program is a collaboration with the MSU Library.

August 11 2024

Music and the Garden: Quartet Fiume (saxophone quartet)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Join us for an interactive experience of music, art, and science at the heart of the MSU campus. The Beal Botanical Garden and the MSU College of Music present free, family-friendly events on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and get ready for a musical experience! 
 
This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of our campus arboretum. Each of our themes is inspired by the ways in which trees positively impact our lives!

 

Breathe With Us
Take a deep breath - trees release oxygen and keep the air around us safe to breathe. What else is important for your personal wellbeing?

 

Quartet Fiume
The award-winning quartet from MSU's saxophone studio will present a range of musical selections that reflect nature and wellbeing. Quartet members include Nathan Salazar, Parker Fritz, Owen Kilpatrick, and Michael Keeler.

 

Event Schedule

1:00pm - Take part in educational activities for all ages
2:00pm - Music performance
3:00pm - Plant Perspectives Tour through the garden

 

Events happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, activities may take place within the Music Building across from the garden on West Circle Dr. Signs will be posted to direct patrons where to go.
 
The Music and the Garden Series is presented by Beal Botanical Garden in partnership with musicians coordinated by the MSU College of Music.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Season Sponsor
Dr. Craig Fedore

September 12 2024

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Fall and Winter Plant Lore

12:10 - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Beal Botanical Garden, meet at the shed

Join us for a lunchtime tour of the Beal Botanical Garden to hear some of the plant lore created to explain or protect against the shortening days and darker, colder nights of winter. What’s the connection between corn and Dracula, Santa and Mario, which plants will protect you, and which ones to avoid?

 

Instructor: Maeve Bassett, Education Program Director

This program is a collaboration with the MSU Library.

October 12 2024

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Taking a 'Peak' of Autumn

12:10 - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Beal Botanical Garden, meet at the shed

Join us for a lunchtime tour of the Beal Botanical Garden to enjoy the signs of fall, vibrant changing leaves, splitting seed pods, and plants getting ready for a cozy Michigan winter.

 

Instructor: Bethany Troy, Lead Gardener

This program is a collaboration with the MSU Library.