W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Michigan - East Lansing

Institution Code: MSC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

The Garden operates with the following mission:
Reflecting the philosophy of a land-grant institution, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is an outdoor laboratory engaged in teaching, collection development, research, conservation and public service. These activities focus on a theme of natural plant diversity, economic botany, ecology and plant conservation with emphasis on the Great Lakes region.

Main Address:
W. J. Beal Botanical Garden
Michigan State University
412 Olds Hall
East Lansing
Michigan 48824-1047 United States of America

Telephone: (517) 355-9582
Fax: (517) 336-1090
URL: www.cpp.msu.edu/beal
Primary Email: wjbeal@cpa.msu.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Frank Telewski
    Curator's Name: Dr. Frank Telewski, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Peter Carrington, Assistant Garden Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1873
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 42.7318382
    Longitude: -84.4844804
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 2000
  • Special Collections:Systematic collection, economic plants collection (medicinal plants, poisonous and other injurious plants, flavoring plants, weeds, vegetables, honey plants, Indian food plants, fiber plants, perfume plants, dye plants, fixed oil plants, ecological collec

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes