Visitors are welcome to wander among the many gardens tended by Tollgate volunteers. Tollgate garden areas include arboretum, children's, constructed wetlands, demo, dry river bed/shade, enabling, heritage, hosta, rain, rock ledge, rose, and xerascape. Garden volunteers will share information about the farm and gardens.
This is a free parking and free admission, rain or shine event. The evening will include light refreshments, music, hayrides, and a garden market selling plants.
Photos and picnicking are encouraged. Please no grilling, no pets and no alcohol.
Previous years, the open house included 30-minute guided walks at 4:15, 5 and 5:45 pm and short talks at 4:45, 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. on subjects including prairie garden plants in the children's garden, the rain garden, beekeeping, and plant division in the hosta garden.
One-page flyer for last year's Sunset Garden Celebration Open House
Link to two-page map of Tollgate Gardens http://tollgate.msu.edu/gardens/Brochure%20darretta%202016.pdf