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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Support the Reach for the Sky Campaign

Coming in 2020, Reach for the Sky will include construction of a 10-story, ADA-accessible tree top tower and 700-foot canopy walk. This one-of-a-kind contemporary attraction will bring both local residents and traveling tourists, while contributing to the cultural setting of the Lenawee, Jackson, Hillsdale and Washtenaw County communities. The project is designed to provide significant opportunities for education, outreach, research, visitor experience, tourism and economic development. Join us in making this project a reality by contributing today.

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  • Nov 23

    Essential Oils Make and Take

    November 23, 2019 12:30PM - 2:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Learn about the top 10 essential oils, where they come from, and how to use them effectively and safely.

  • Dec 1

    Landscape Painting with Ted Simpson

    December 1, 2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Learn to paint a snowy mountain scene with artist Ted Simpson as he uses the instruction techniques of Bob Ross, TV's favorite artist.

  • Dec 5

    Morning Yoga

    December 5, 2019 9:00AM - 10:00AM Hidden Lake Gardens

    Start your day with movement in the beauty and solitude of Hidden Lake Gardens with this slow flowing yoga class suited to everyone from beginner to the more experienced.

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