Classes, Programs, Events

  • 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