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Date:
August 24, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM
Location:
W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Address:
40 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Summer Walking Tour - Beal Botanical Garden

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MSU’s Beal Garden owes its existence and its name to Prof. William James Beal, who decided not long after arriving at Michigan State Agricultural College in 1871 that the school needed a campus botanic garden. The tour will include stories of Beal’s work, as well as the efforts of his successors who reimagined and redesigned the garden in the mid-20th century, inspiring the American Society of Horticultural Science in 1955 to pronounce the newly organized garden the finest teaching facility in the country.