The Benedict Hosta Collection, also known as Hosta Hillside, is located on the site of the original rock garden built by Mr. Fee in the 1940's. More than 800 varieties of the Hosta genus are represented in this collection. This is also an Official American Hosta Society Display Garden, so designated in 1995, and was only the second garden in the country to receive this distinction. The Hosta Hybridizers area was added in 2005, showcasing the introductions of Michigan Hosta Hybridizers. The hillside boasts mature plants in a breathtaking location next to Hidden Lake.
The sun glints through the upper canopy of trees revealing the many hues and shapes of each of the hundreds of unique plants that grow on the Hillside.
Here the visitor can sit and take it all in. In the comfort of this shade garden the hostas sway and rustle in the breeze. Or, on a calm day they seem to whisper their sweet scents.