Classes, Programs, Events

  • 28 Sep

    Preschool Program - The Plants We Eat

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    How many plants do we eat each day?  Fruit and nuts come from plants.  Grains from plants like corn, wheat, rice, and oats are used to make bread, cereal, and cookies.  The vegetables we eat are plants, too.  We will visit the conservatory to learn about tropical plants that we can eat.  Then enjoy a snack and make a craft to take home.  Children ages 3 to 7.  An adult must accompany child. $8 per child / $6 Friend of HLG. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required, call 517-431-2060.

  • 08 Oct

    Guided Nature Hike

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Enjoy an early autumn hike through the many rolling and wooded trails of Hidden Lake Gardens.  HIkers will experience the natural beauty of the trails while guided by a seasoned hiking leader.  Hikers should dress for the weather and wear hiking shoes and long pants.  Easy to moderate paced hike.  10:30 a.m. to noon  $5 per person / $3 Friends of HLG.  Registration required - call 517-431-2060.

  • 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.

  • 15 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.

  • 26 Oct

    Preschool Program - Autumn Adventure

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Fall is a fun time of the year.  We can enjoy raking leaves (for piles to jump in), picking apples, and decorating pumpkins.  And Halloween is just around the corner.  Join us for a nature walk to see what autumn has to show us.  We will collect colored leaves for a nature craft.  A snack will be provided.  Children ages 3 to 7.  Adult must accompany child. Registration is required - call 517-431-2060.  $8 per child / $6 Friend of HLG. 10:30 a.m to noon.

  • 16 Nov

    Preschool Program - Preparing for Winter

    Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Brrr!  It will soon be getting cold outside.  Where do the animals go?  What happened to all of the flowers and leaves on the trees?  Learn how nature prepares for winter.  We will go outdoors and look for seasonal changes.  Please dress for the outdoors.  Inside activities include a craft and a snack.  Children ages 3 to 7.  Adult must accompany child. $8 per child / $6 Friend of HLG. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration required, call 517-431-2060.

  • 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.