Classes, Programs, Events

  • 09 Jul

    Nature Hike

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Tour guide, Howard Pennington, will lead participants on a mid-summer hike highlighting natural areas and cultivated gardens of Hidden Lake Gardens.  Hikers should wear hiking shoes/boots and long pants, and be able to walk on paths of various terrain at an easy to moderate pace.  10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Cost:  $5 per person / $3 Friend of HLG.  Registration is required.  Call 517-431-2060.

  • 10 Jul

    Children’s Garden Day

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Bring the family to fun-filled Children’s Garden Day to discover Flowers and Pollinators.  The gardens will be in full bloom with flowers that attract all sorts of pollinator creatures.  Hands-on crafts and activities will keep the kids busy learning and enjoying flowers, pollinators, gardens, and nature.  Fun for the whole family.  12 to 4 p.m.

    Cost:  $5 per person ($20 maximum per vehicle) / Free to Friends of HLG.

  • 13 Jul

    Pollinator Garden Walk II

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Part 2 of the Pollinator Walk Series.  Join HLG manager, Paul Pfeifer, for a tour of the “pollinator garden.”  Participants will learn how flowers are pollinated, why pollination is important, various methods of pollinating flowers, and the best plants to attract pollinators to gardens and landscapes.

    Cost:  $10 per person / $8 Friend of HLG.  Registration is required.  Call 517-431-2060.

  • 14 Jul

    Green Hills Farm Tour

    Location: Onsted, MI

    The Hidden Lake Gardeners invite you to a tour of Green Hills Farm in Onsted, owned by Scott and Peggy Schultz.  The farm is MAEAP verified in livestock, crop systems, and farmstead.  Farm highlights include sustainably raised pasture pork and chickens, and the developing stages of a CSA (community supported agriculture).  Tour starts at 7 p.m.  Free and open to the public - registration required by calling 517-431-2060.  Attendees should meet at the farm, 10500 Stephenson Road, Onsted, 49265.  

  • 16 Jul

    Adopt-A-Highway at Hidden Lake Gardens

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Join HLG staff, members, and volunteers in beautifying the road leading to HLG.  The Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens gather trash along two miles of Hwy M-50 near the entrance to HLG as part of the MDOT Adopt-A-Highway program.  Anyone 13 years of age or older is welcome to participate.  10 a.m. to noon.  No fee, but registration is requested, please call 517-431-2060.

  • 30 Jul

    Plein Air Art at Hidden Lake Gardens

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Calling all Plein Air Artists!  The Clinton Arts Center is conducting a plein air art event at Hidden Lake Gardens on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.  Check-in and canvas stamping is at 7 a.m. for both days. Artists may paint on Saturday, Sunday, or both!  Finished art will be displayed at a public reception in the HLG Visitors Center on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.  For more information visit Clinton Arts Center website.

  • 13 Aug

    Nature Hike

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Join tour guide, Howard Pennington, for a summer hike through trails and gardens of Hidden Lake Gardens.  Participants should wear hiking shoes/boots and long pants, and be able to walk on paths of various terrain at an easy to moderate pace.  10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Cost:  $5 per person / $3 Friend of HLG.  Registration is required.  Call 517-431-2060.

  • 17 Aug

    Pollinator Garden Walk III

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Part 3 of the Pollinator Garden Walk series.  Join HLG manager, Paul Pfeifer, for a tour of the “pollinator garden.”  Participants will learn the importance of pollination, various methods that flowers are pollinated, creatures that pollinate plants, and the best plants for attracting pollinators to gardens and landscapes. 

    Cost:  $10 per person / $8 Friend of HLG.  Registration is required.  Call 517-431-2060. 

  • 17 Sep

    Run for the Hills! 5K Run/Walk

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Experience the “Hilliest Course in SE Michigan!”  It is the annual Run For The Hills! 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Oh These Irish Hills.  Hidden Lake Gardens is the setting for this challenging and beautiful 5K course.  For more information or to register download the race registration brochure.  

  • 18 Sep

    The Art of Bonsai

    Location: HIdden Lake Gardens

    Come and celebrate the Art of Bonsai with Hidden Lake Gardens bonsai curators and bonsai enthusiasts from throughout the region.  Art of Bonsai activities include the Bonsai Show featuring specimens grown by bonsai masters, a bonsai-inspired art exhibit, bonsai plant and supply vendors, instructional classes, and the Hidden Lake Gardens bonsai collection.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information call 517-431-2060 or go to http://HiddenLakeGardens.msu.edu.  Admission to Hidden Lake Gardens is $3 per person / Free to Friends of HLG.  The Bonsai Show entry fee is $3 per person.

  • 01 Oct

    Fall Foliage Festival

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Bring the family to the Fall Foliage Festival for a fun-filled day of hands-on crafts, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow displays, wagon rides, and other autumn activities. 

    Cost:  $5 per person ($20 maximum per vehicle) / Free for Friends of HLG.

  • 08 Oct

    Eye Care, Do You?  5K, 8K, & 13.1 mile Run/Walk

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    The Lions of Michigan are sponsoring a 5K, 8K, and Half Marathon Run and a 5K Walk to support Project KidSight.  For more information and to register visit the Eye Care, Do You? website.

  • 03 Dec

    Holiday Festival

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Holiday Festival includes candle lit luminaries, lighted trees, conservatory at night, hands-on craft activities, holiday entertainment, and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause.

    Cost:  $5 per person (maximum $20 per vehicle) / Free for Friends of HLG.

  • 04 Dec

    Evening of Lights

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    The first of three nights of Evening of Lights includes 2,000 candle-lit luminaries, lighted trees, conservatory at night, and open visitors center and gift shop.  5 to 8 p.m.

    Cost $3 per person / Free for Friends of HLG.

  • 10 Dec

    Evening of Lights

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    The second night of Evening of Lights offers 2,000 candle-lit luminaries, lighted trees, conservatory at night, and open visitors center and gift shop.  5 to 8 p.m.

    Cost:  $3 per person / Free to Friends of HLG.

  • 11 Dec

    Evening of Lights

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    The final night of Evening of Lights offers 2,000 candle-lit luminaries, lighted trees, conservatory at night, and open visitors center and gift shop.  5 to 8 p.m.

    Cost:  $3 per person / Free to Friends of HLG.