Our mission is to instill an appreciation of plants, gardens, landscapes and the natural environment by displaying collections of plants that are of botanical and arboricultural value to students, professionals, and the public.

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The Art of Bonsai Vendor Registration and Exhibitor Registration


 2018 Bulb Show Final




Hidden Lake Gardens began as a simple testament to the education and enjoyment of the public.  The Gardens are a natural paradise, a place to escape from everyday life and connect with the natural world.  The bonsai courtyard, open late April through October, displays miniature trees as works of art.  Dwarf and rare conifers in the Harper Collection show off their varied forms, colors, sizes, and textures.  Hosta Hillside exhibits hundreds of hostas and other shade loving plants, while providing beautiful views of Hidden Lake.  Exotic plants boldly thrive in the arid, tropical, and temperate conservatory settings.  Annuals and perennials offer bright blooms in the sun and soothing foliage in shade.  Trees and shrubs across acres and acres of rolling terrain demonstrate their natural and ornamental attributes.  From the comfort of a car or on meandering footpaths, visitors are in for a visual treat ranging from the modest to the magnificent. Every season offers new highlights, views, and adventures. Come and experience this beautiful botanical garden and arboretum in the scenic Irish Hills of southeast Michigan.

Contact Information

6214 W. Monroe Road (Hwy M-50) Tipton, Michigan 49287

Phone: 517-431-2060



  • Mar 15

    Morning Yoga

    March 15, 2018 - March 29, 2018 (March 15, 22, and 29) Hidden Lake Gardens

    Rita Adams will lead a multi-level vinyasa flow yoga class on Thursday mornings in March at HLG. Modified for beginners and experienced. $10 per class / $3 entrance fee for non-HLG members.

  • Mar 17

    Spring Flower Bulb Show

    March 17, 2018 - March 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Experience the color, fragrance, and beauty of spring flower bulbs during the last weeks of Winter! Amaryllis, daffodil, tulip, pansies, orchids, and hyacinths will fill the conservatory.

  • Mar 20

    Evening Yoga

    March 20, 2018 5:30PM - 6:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Yoga at Hidden Lake Gardens is now available on Tuesday evenings. Join Rita Adams as she guides participants in vinyasa flow yoga poses modified for beginners as well as experienced. $10 per person per class.

  • Mar 24

    Bunny Run 5K

    March 24, 2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Enjoy a 5K run/walk through beautiful Hidden Lake Gardens on a mostly flat course with some moderate hills. All proceeds support American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m.

  • Mar 24

    Tai Chi Workshop

    March 24, 2018 10:30AM - 11:30AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Curious about Tai Chi? Our Tai Chi Workshop will introduce participants to this low-impact form of exercise and will demonstrate the slow, meditative movements that can be practiced anytime, anywhere.

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May 5

Nature Hike - Families Welcome

This family-friendly guided hike with nature enthusiast, Howard Pennington, will provide beautiful views and nature knowledge of wooded trails and rolling topography of Hidden Lake Gardens.

May 3

Essential Oils with Paula Burke

This introductory class will cover what essential oils are, where they come from, and how to use them effectively and safely. Offered every Thursday evening in May.

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