Here comes the sun, peeking out over a storm cloud above Agriculture Hall. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
To be the #1 tree on a campus full of trees must feel pretty special. This tree tag was an early part of the effort to document campus trees by Beal Garden botanical technologist/plant recorder Carolyn Miller and campus arborists. Though only a few hundred trees in Munn Pintetum were given the metal tags, the project to map all of MSU’s trees was completed successfully in 2019. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A rose is a rose is a rose, but the MSU Horticulture Gardens boast some pretty extraordinary blooms. The gardens serve not only as a scenic spot on campus but as a teaching and research site, with 14 acres of garden beds testing hundreds of varieties of plants each year to see how they hold up to the Michigan climate. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
Blooms of all colors make the cheerful 4-H Children’s Gardens even brighter. June is “All About Flowers” month in the gardens, and families visiting the gardens can pick up a guide at the garden entrance to aide in their floral explorations. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
A carving on the base of a pillar in Benefactor’s Plaza evokes an image of a more ancient Spartan. The marble pillars of Benefactor’s Plaza recognize some of MSU’s most generous donors. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A cluster of daisies welcome summer in the Radiology Healing Gardens. The gardens, founded by Department of Radiology Chairman Emeritus James Potchen, seek to provide a space for holistic healing and tranquility on campus. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Two students grab a selfie at the Library Fountain on a late night on campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A ray of sun illuminates the limestone pillar at the Abbot and Grand River entrance to campus, created by artist Samuel Cashwan as part of the Work Projects Administration in 1939. The pillar depicts a man, woman, horse and sheaf of wheat, a reminder of the agricultural beginnings of the university. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.