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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 Hidden Lake 111016


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

Phone: 517-431-2060



  • Jan 22

    Notes from the Underground: A Focus on Soils in Forest Ecosystems

    January 22, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Forest Ecologist, Robert Ayotte, discusses the living and vibrant matrix of forest soils, their evolution since the end of the last ice age, and their role in the ecosystem of Michigan's southern forests.

  • Jan 26

    Extend the Growing Season with Hoop Houses

    January 26, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Learn how to get a head start on the planting season from Beverly Ruesink, Needle Land Farms, by using hoop houses.

  • Feb 2

    Winter Tree Walk

    February 2, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Enjoy the tranquility of the forest in winter while learning to identify common neighborhood trees.

  • Feb 9

    Young Scientist Day

    February 9, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Let's inspire some future scientists! Children ages 5 to 10 will dissect owl pellets, build their own mini-robot, and create a lava lamp to take home.

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