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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Tropical, Arid, and Temperate Plants in the Conservatory.

Snow Shoeing on Hiking Trails.

Cross Country Skiing Trail.




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



  • Feb 21

    Michigan Wolves

    February 21, 2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Judith Holcomb, of Lenawee Conservation District, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the wolves of Michigan. Registration is required. $8 per person / $5 Friends of HLG. Call 517-431-2060 to register.

  • Feb 22

    Morning Yoga

    February 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM Hidden Lake Gardens

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

  • Mar 3

    Conifer Propagation Seminar

    March 3, 2018 8:45AM - 4:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Hands-on seminar of propagating conifers via cuttings and grafting. Participants will complete six grafts and 16 cuttings of various conifers from the HLG plant collections. Pre-registration is required - space is limited.

  • Mar 8

    Purple Martin Conservation

    March 8, 2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Purple Martin bird populations are declining sharply in the Great Lakes region. Learn how to attract Purple Martins to your garden or landscape and how to effectively manage a colony. Presented by Penny Briscoe.

  • Mar 10

    Spring Flower Bulb Show

    March 10, 2018 - March 25, 2018 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.

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