Classes, Programs, Events

  • 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

     

  • Second Saturday Sunrise Series

    Date: August 8, 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.

  • Nature Hike - Families Welcome!

    Date: August 8, 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.

  • Behind The Scenes with Paul - Elardo Garden

    Date: August 13, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    August’s topic: Elardo 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.

  • Seed Saving - Nature Arts Series

    Date: August 15, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: noon

    Multimedia artist Lorenzo Cristaudo will lead participants in developing a system for saving their own heirloom seeds.  They will make a pocketed seed catalog for organized storage, discuss what seeds to save, and learn how to preparing them for storage.

    Individuals are encouraged to bring small photographs of some of their own plants or vegetables they will be saving to label the journal pockets.  All materials provided.

    Cost: $10.00 per person/ $8 per person for Friends of HLG.  Ages 8 and up.  Ideal for Adults.

     Registration is required. Approximate class length is 2 hrs.

     

     

  • Family Class Series - Herbal Make-and-Take

    Date: August 29, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Exploring Herbs for Use and Delight with Susan Betz! The enjoyment of herbs rests in the many and varied uses they serve in our daily lives. For most people, their first acquaintance begins with the different foods each plant flavors. But there is a lot more to know beyond this introduction, Susan’s presentation will demonstrate the numerous other ways to enjoy herbs for household and sundry uses.

    Family Friendly Herbal Make It and Take It Stations – Two included with class purchase. Additional available for purchase, ranging from $3 - $7 per craft.

    Cost: $12 per family / $10 per family for Friends of HLG. Registration is required. – Garden Room or Auditorium

    Lovely Lavender Heart, Play “Smell and Tell”  guess game, Make a dried-herb mix for herb butter, Mini-herb wreaths for flavor or fragrance, Simple healthy herbal beverages, and more

     

     

  • Nature Art Series - Plein Air Lanscape Sketching

    Date: September 5, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: noon

    Multimedia artist Lorenzo Cristaudo will lead participants in making a quality journal for landscape sketching with graphite and water color markers.  We will then go into the field to make sketches that participants may use on their own to paint or draw a finished work later.  All materials provided.

    Cost: $20 per person / $18 per person for Friends of HLG.  Ages 8 and up.  Ideal for Adults and all skill levels!

    Registration is required. Approximate class length is two hrs.

  • Second Saturday Sunrise Series

    Date: September 12, 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: September 12, 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 - Arboretum

    Date: September 17, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    September’s topic: Arboretum

    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.

  • Introduction to Foraging

    Date: September 23, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    An introductory seminar for those just starting out or curious about foraging for food, this presentation is designed to provide an overview of the basic principles of foraging in a 1 hour lecture-style discussion.

    Cost: No admission charge

    Registration is requested.

  • Adopt A Highway

    Date: September 26, 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.

  • Seasonal Interest in the Garden

    Date: September 26, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Even after a long dry summer, a well-planned garden can still look attractive and offer many points of interest.  Several perennials produce an abundance of flowers at this time of year. Ornamental grasses, evergreens, fruits and berries as well as colorful bark can add interest and structure to the garden.  A wide variety of changing foliage colors will also enhance the garden. 

    Horticulturist, Ellyn Meyers, will show images to inspire you and provide recommendations for specific plants and plant combinations to increase seasonal interest in your garden.  We will then go for a walk to see examples of these plantings at Hidden Lake Gardens. 

    Cost: $ 20 per person / $ 18 per person for Friends of HLG

    * Register for both “Seasonal Interest in the Garden” and “Gardens Gone Wild!” and receive the discounted rate of $35 per person/$30 for Friends of HLG.

    Registration is required.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf

  • Gardens Gone Wild! Native Perennials for your Garden

    Date: September 26, 2015
    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Many native perennial plants are well adapted to our Michigan landscapes.  They offer attractive flowers throughout the season that enhance our gardens and wild places.  Important to our natural ecosystems, bees, butterflies and other insects, birds, and other animals depend upon these plants.  Learn about native perennials and how to incorporate them into your landscape -perennial gardens, wild gardens, meadows or prairie plantings.  The instructor, Ellyn Meyers, is a horticulturist and landscape designer with a special interest in native plants. After the indoor program, you are encouraged to join us outside to help plant some native perennials at Hidden Lake Gardens.

    Cost: $ 20 per person / $ 18 per person for Friends of HLG

    * Register for both “Seasonal Interest in the Garden” and “Gardens Gone Wild!” and receive the discounted rate of $35 per person/$30 for Friends of HLG.

    Registration is required.

    Hidden_Lake_Reg_form.pdf