Our mission is to preserve and enhance our gardens and arboretum for educating and inspiring the public to the beauty of plants and the value of nature.

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Pandemic Announcement

Hidden Lake Gardens remains open to the public but with limitations and restrictions as to comply with six-foot physical distancing, indoor face-cover wearing, and indoor public gathering space closings.  Our grounds and trails are open for visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm.  Walking, hiking, biking, and driving through are permitted. The Conservatory is open to the public, but the Bonsai Courtyard is closed for the winter. The Visitors Center and Gift Shop remain closed.  No professional photography is permitted.  Physical distancing of 6 feet must be practiced at all times.  Face coverings must be worn if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Any refuse generated by visitors including pet waste must be removed from the premises.  Please help us to keep Hidden Lake Gardens safe for all by following these guidelines.

We appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and support during these continually evolving pandemic times.  Our hope is to make Hidden Lake Gardens accessible to the public for respite from all of the uncertainties by connecting with nature.

For a broader perspective of MSU’s ongoing response to COVID-19, visit MSU Coronavirus Latest Updates and Keep MSU Working.

Reach For The Sky

The Reach For The Sky project has re-convened!  We are continuing fundraising and designing the project with the goal of constructing the 700-foot long tree Canopy Walk by fall 2022. You can support the project by clicking on the donate tab below.  For more information visit the Reach For The Sky link.

Donate to Canopy Walk

Watch an animated video of the Canopy Walk experience


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