Classes, Programs, Events

  • Family Class Series - Fairy Gardens

    Date: May 30, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Does your garden or home need a little more enchantment? If you build a fairy garden, perhaps they will come to stay! We’ll use natural materials and fairy-sized plants to create inviting spaces for inside or outside. Price includes one fairy garden, but multiple family members are welcome to participate.

    Cost: $30 per family / $27 per family for Friends of HLG 

    Registration is required. Register early, as class will likely fill up.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf

  • Wildflower Walk

    Date: May 31, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Walk through the wildflowers that adorn the natural areas of Hidden Lake Gardens. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to hike, rain or shine. Tours led by HLG staff and volunteers.

    Cost: $5 per person / $3 per person for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf

     

  • Book Binding

    Date: June 13, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: noon

    Book artist Lorenzo Cristaudo will lead participants in learning three different styles of book binding. Participants will create three blank books – non-adhesive, journal and adhesive binding. The books can be used as a nifty display method for pictures of your gardening, hiking, or birding photos; presentations of writing and sketching, prose and poetry; and a pocketed book for storage, or other loose items such as seeds.

    Cost: $20 per person.  Ages 8 and up.  Ideal for Adults. Approximate class length is two hours.

     

  • Second Saturday Sunrise Series

    Date: June 13, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 15 minutes before sunrise

    Start your day off with sunrise and breakfast treats at Hidden Lake Gardens. Share 755 acres with only the woodland creatures for a few hours as the day begins.

    Bring your running shoes, paints, or supplies for your favorite way to spend the early hours. Arrive fifteen minutes before sunrise. Class will be hosted by HLG staff and will include a tour.

    Cost: $10 per person / $8 per person for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required. Limited to seven people.

    HLG_Registration_Form.pdf

  • Nature Hike - Families Welcome!

    Date: June 13, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Enjoy a family-friendly hike on Hidden Lake Garden’s many rolling and wooded trails. Hikers will experience the natural beauty of different trails by experienced leaders. Hikers should wear hiking shoes, long pants, and be able to walk for 2 hours at an easy pace.

    Cost: $5 per person / $3 per person for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf

  • Behind The Scenes with Paul - Demonstration Garden

    Date: June 18, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    Explore behind the scenes with HLG’s Managing Director, Paul Pfeifer. This is an opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes perspective on different areas of HLG’s collections. Bring your questions and learn a few tips and secrets.

    Cost: $5 per person / free for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required. Approximate class length is 90 minutes.

  • Nature A - Z Preschool - LETTER N

    Date: June 20, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 9:30 a.m.

    N’ … Nature Walk !!

    Little ones from ages 3 – 7 are invited to explore the natural world through songs and crafts. Topics will center on items in nature that start with the letter of the month. Adults must attend with children. Dress to be outside for a short time.

    Class is open to pre-school and home-schooled children aged 3 - 7 yrs old.

    Cost: $8 per person / $6 per person for Friends of HLG.

    Registration is required.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf

  • Family Class Series - Pet Rock and Friends

    Date: June 27, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Families are invited to join us for a saunter around the grounds looking at different types of rocks and landforms that make Hidden Lake Garden special. As we go along we will identify rocks that can make “Pets.”  Rocks make great pets that you don’t have to feed, clean up after, and never make noise!

    3 “pets” per family are included in the price. If you would like more they will be $3 each.

    Cost: $14 per family / $12 per family for Friends of HLG. Registration is required

     

  • Adopt A Highway

    Date: July 11, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10 a.m.

    Show your pride for Hidden Lake Gardens by helping us clean up our entryway!

    Michigan Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program helps care for 6,400 miles of roads and have collected more than a million bags of trash.

    Participants must be over the age of 12.

  • Nature Hike - Families Welcome!

    Date: July 11, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Enjoy a family-friendly hike on Hidden Lake Garden’s many rolling and wooded trails. Hikers will experience the natural beauty of different trails by experienced leaders. Hikers should wear hiking shoes, long pants, and be able to walk for 2 hours at an easy pace.

    Cost: $5 per person / $3 per person for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required.

  • Second Saturday Sunrise Series

    Date: July 11, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 15 minutes before sunrise

    Start your day off with sunrise and breakfast treats at Hidden Lake Gardens. Share 755 acres with only the woodland creatures for a few hours as the day begins.

    Bring your running shoes, paints, or supplies for your favorite way to spend the early hours. Arrive fifteen minutes before sunrise. Class will be hosted by HLG staff and will include a tour.

    Cost: $10 per person / $8 per person for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required. Limited to seven people.

  • Behind The Scenes with Paul - Herb and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Garden

    Date: July 16, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    July’s topic: Herb and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Garden

    Explore behind the scenes with HLG’s Managing Director, Paul Pfeifer. This is an opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes perspective on different areas of HLG’s collections. Bring your questions and learn a few tips and secrets.

    Cost: $5 per person / free for Friends of HLG

    Registration is required. Approximate class length is 90 minutes.

  • Ephemeral Art With Nature

    Date: July 18, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: noon

    Multimedia artist Lorenzo Cristaudo will lead participants in developing art objects with natural materials.  A slide show depicting the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Gary Smith will form the basis of developing art works assembled from natural objects. Following the discussion, participants will be led in creating ephemeral of their own. Individuals are encouraged to bring a means to photograph the works which will be assembled out of doors on the Hidden Lake Gardens’ grounds.

    Cost: $10 per person.  Ages 8 and up.  Ideal for Adults.

    Registration is required. Approximate class length is two hours.

  • Tecumseh District Library Night at Hidden Lake Gardens

    Date: July 28, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 7-9 p.m.

    Tecumseh District Library card holders and patrons are invited to attend this exclusive event commemorating the 70th anniversary of HLG.  Come see hosta, conifers, bonsai, and other flowering plants.  Stroll through the Conservatory.  Learn about Harry Fee, Justin “Chub” Harper, Ralph and Dorothy Benedict, and the history of HLG.  Staff and volunteers will lead the tours.  Free event for TDL card holders and patrons.  To register, call TDL at 517-423-2238 or visit

    http://www.librarysample.org/tecumseh/eventregistration.asp