Events, Classes, Programs

  • May 17

    Morning Walk Yoga Walk

    May 17, 2018 - June 28, 2018 (May 17, 24, 31, and June 7,14, 21, 28) Hidden Lake Gardens

    Experience the healing power of walking, yoga, nature, breath, and community with yoga instructor, Rita Adams, as she leads an energetic morning walk and focused yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature at HLG.

  • May 17

    Essential Oils with Paula Burke

    May 17, 2018 - May 31, 2018 ; 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (May 10, 17, 24, and 31); Hidden Lake Gardens

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

  • May 22

    Create your own Butterfly Garden

    May 22, 2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Join butterfly gardener John Blair in learning the steps to a successful butterfly garden including the selection of native, host, and nectar plants best for Michigan gardens. Discover Monarch butterfly conservation and how to aid them in your own garden.

  • May 23

    Indoor Beginner Tai Chi Series

    May 23, 2018 - June 27, 2018 (May 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27) Hidden Lake Gardens

    Tai Chi instructor, Beth Beard, conducts a six week beginner Tai Chi series introducing the forms and movements of Yang style 24 form Tai Chi. Improve strength, balance, and focus while learning 4 new forms each session.

  • May 23

    Outdoor Tai Chi Practice

    May 23, 2018 - June 27, 2018 (May 23, 31 and June 6, 13, 20, and 27) Hidden Lake Gardens

    Tai Chi instructor, Beth Beard, conducts a six week series on Wednesday afternoons to connect the 24 forms and movements of Yang style Tai Chi into a fluid motion in the serene, outdoor setting of Hidden Lake Gardens.

  • Jun 2

    Nature Hike

    June 2, 2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

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

  • Jun 5

    Evening Walk Yoga Walk

    June 5, 2018 - June 26, 2018 Hidden Lake Gardens

    Experience the healing power of walking, yoga, nature, breath, and community with yoga instructor, Rita Adams, as she leads an energetic walk and focused yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature at HLG.

  • Jun 12

    Preschool Class - Sensory Scavenger Hunt

    June 12, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Enjoy a short story before we head outside to discover what you can see, hear, smell, and feel at the gazebo garden. Engage your taste buds with a snack and make a craft to help you on your hunt.

  • Jun 12

    Garden to Table Classes, Session 4: Pests and Weeds

    June 12, 2018 6:30PM - 7:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Alyson Irwin, Wilbur Ellis Company, discusses the options for managing pests in your garden including organic, chemical, and biological methods.

  • Jun 16

    Discovery Days

    June 16, 2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in to discover something new through hands-on activities.

  • Jun 18

    The Geology of the River Raisin Basin

    June 18, 2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Local geologist, Julie Hewlitt, discusses the geology of the River Raisin basin, from the bedrock to the surface, as well as how the basin's geology impacts life in the region.

  • Jun 25

    Essential Oils - Make and Take

    June 25, 2018 5:30PM - 7:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Wellness advocate, Paula Burke, will lead participants in learning and selecting oils personally suited to make a custom roller bottle and lotion sample to take home.

  • Jun 26

    Preschool Class - Music and Movements

    June 26, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Nature is full of sounds, but sounds are different than music. When people play sounds in a specific way, we can create music. Create your own music and make an instrument to take home. A snack will be provided.

  • Jun 30

    Family Bike Day

    June 30, 2018 Time to be Announced Hidden Lake Gardens

    Explore Hidden Lake Gardens via bicycle! Get outdoors and get active with this family fun day at HLG!

  • Jul 7

    Nature Hike

    July 7, 2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM Hidden Lake Gardens

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

  • Jul 10

    Preschool Class - Wild in the Water

    July 10, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Life in the pond is much more than meets the eye. Meet the tiny creatures that cal the pond their home. Enjoy a craft, story, and a fishy snack as well.

  • Jul 14

    Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup

    July 14, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Join the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens as we maintain the beauty of HLG's entrance along the Highway M-50 corridor by cleaning up trash and debris as part of the MDOT Adopt-A-Highway program.

  • Jul 14

    Invasive Species

    July 14, 2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Learn the history of invasive species, their origin, and how to help protect the local ecosystem from Horticulture Manager, Gerry Donaldson.

  • Jul 21

    Mushroom Foray

    July 21, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club member, Lenny Tomaszewski, will lead a search at Hidden Lake Gardens for Chanterelles and other summer mushrooms.

  • Jul 21

    Discovery Days

    July 21, 2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in to discover something new through hands-on activities.

  • Jul 24

    Preschool Class - Seeds to Snacks

    July 24, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Seeds grow to be our snacks. Find out how they do this and sample some of the snacks for yourself. Plant a seed and take it home!

  • Aug 7

    Preschool Class - Interacting with Insects

    August 7, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    We will begin with a story about tiny but might insect creatures. Then we will explore the garden to see which insects we can discover. A snack will also be included.

  • Aug 11

    European Hand-Tied Bouquets

    August 11, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Make and take an attractive flower arrangement using flowers and plant materials that are readily available in your yard or garden. Helen Miller, of Flowers and Such in Adrian, will demonstrate and guide participants.

  • Aug 18

    Discovery Days

    August 18, 2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in to discover something new through hands-on activities.

  • Sep 16

    6th Annual The Art of Bonsai

    September 16, 2018 11:00AM - 4:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Spend the day at Hidden Lake Gardens with miniature trees in containers. A bonsai show, an art inspired by bonsai exhibit, bonsai plant and supply vendors, demonstrations, answers, advice, and, of course, the HLG Bonsai Collection!

  • Sep 22

    Run For The Hills! 1Mile and 5K Run/Walk

    September 22, 2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Enjoy the scenic beauty of Hidden Lake Gardens as you Walk or Run the hilliest course in SE Michigan! Participants compete for prizes in various age divisions, receive a race day t-shirt, and gain free admission to HLG.

  • Sep 29

    Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup

    September 29, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Join the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens as we maintain the beauty of HLG's entrance along the Highway M-50 corridor by cleaning up trash and debris as part of the MDOT Adopt-A-Highway program.

  • Oct 20

    Fall Foliage Festival

    October 20, 2018 Schedule to be determined. Hidden Lake Gardens

    Join us for this annual family event. More details to come.

  • Dec 1

    Holiday Festival

    December 1, 2018 Schedule to be determined Hidden Lake Gardens

    Save the date for this family holiday tradition of lights, luminaries, decorations, and Santa at Hidden Lake Gardens.

  • Dec 2

    Evening of Lights

    December 2, 2018 5:00PM - 8:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Lights and Luminaries throughout the Visitors Center, Conservatory, and Grounds celebrate the holiday season. More details to come.

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