Hidden Lake Garden

Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton: Hours, Address, Hidden Lake Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Hidden Lake Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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P4551RNwilliamm
16 contributions
Sep 2021
This garden deserves to be far better known. It is truly a world-class facility. One can see a lot in a couple of hours just by driving around the six mile road and visiting the conservatory. I recommend a half day at least to really appreciate what this place has to offer. The entry fee is now $5.00, still the best bargain in Michigan. There are nice walking trails through the woods, a fantastic collection of magnificent conifer trees, an arboretum that serves as a landscape architecture study, an excellent conservatory.
Written 10 September 2021
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Kirstin D.
Port Huron, MI482 contributions
Jun 2019
I love going to Hidden Lake Gardens! It is a pretty drive from Ann Arbor and is only about a half hour from Jackson through the Irish Hills. The gardens and conservatories are just delightful. There is a small very informative gift shop. But really for me it is the trees - such varieties and such loveliness. One could hike or drive about the whole day. Once I even took a nap on a quiet grassy slope in a fairly private corner when I was getting over chemo. It is only $3 per person. A hosta garden lives on one hill near the lake. Dogs on leashes are welcome, too. There are often special fun exhibits, or lanterns, or costumed scarecrows. Interesting unusual evergreens, hardwoods, fruit trees. Something new to discover every visit. A bonsai collection, too, just behind the conservatories.
Written 29 January 2020
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Nan
Northwood, OH26 contributions
Apr 2019
If you live anywhere near here, and you haven't yet visited, you don't know what you are missing! This is a must-see garden for all near and far. I am a garden fanatic, and this is definitely worth the time. A wonderful place to walk and get lost (figuratively) in nature.
Written 5 November 2019
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Scottie13
Frankenmuth, MI39 contributions
Oct 2019
We were a week or two too early for fall colors. Really enjoyed the conservatory. It is small but had some plants that I had never seen before. Their collection of bonsai trees is outstanding.
Written 14 October 2019
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Colleen R
West Hollywood, CA71 contributions
Sep 2019
Loved it!!!!! It is 755 acres that is maintained by the michigan state University. One drives thru it at a slow rate. Many places to pull over and walk about. I never knew there were so many different hostas ... I highly recommend it and one is able to take a picnic with them as there are places to enjoy such a thing.
Written 1 October 2019
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Matt D
West Bloomfield, MI135 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Very nice gardens and natural spaces. Visited with the kids (8 and 11yrs) and their grandmother (67yrs). We tackled two of the shorter trails and had no issues with managing the hikes. Well marked and manicured. There are a number of longer trails available. Reasonable $5 admission. Nice conservatory with a collection of amazing bonsai. Would gladly visit again.
Written 15 September 2019
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Jim M
Chelsea, MI337 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nicely laid out garden and arboretum. You can drive through the grounds and view from the car, or stop at any of several small parking lots along the way to take a hike on one of the many paths. If you want a little more exercise, you can bike any of the paved drives. The arboretum drive takes you through several sections with collections of trees. These are dotted with gardens, gazebos, benches, picnic areas. There is a conservatory with succulents, tropicals, and a bonsai area. Stop at the visitor center for information about the Garden, horticulture etc., backed up by a small but interesting library. This place is nicely thought out and laid out accordingly. We will be back many times.
Written 5 July 2019
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Rumplestiltskinned
Ann Arbor, MI716 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I've been coming here since 1970. Adrian businessman Harry Fee started it in 1926 by purchasing 200 acres upon his retirement. His plan was to farm it and dig a lake. He did both and much more, building a road through it and turning it into a botanical garden, with greenhouses and many well-planned groupings of specimen trees and gardens. In 1945 he donated it to the State of Michigan with the request that it be operated by Michigan State University. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor already had a botanical garden south of the village of Dixboro, but Hidden Lake Gardens outshines it in every way. It has been expanded from the original 200 acres to 755 acres. There are several greenhouses and a conservatory with many valuable and rare species of plants, ranging from tropical to temperate, including a bonsai collection. Outside there is a Hosta Hillside, picnic areas and 10 miles of hiking trails. Pets must be leashed at all times. They have numerous events all year long. Admission is only $3.00 per person. Hours vary according to the season. To be safe call ahead, 517-431-2060.
Written 8 November 2018
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FrynPan
Eaton Rapids, MI134 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I can only echo the exuberant approvals of this beautiful acreage expressed by others.
Besides the absolute beauty of the flowering beds , rolling hillsides, trees, etc., the peaceful stillness throughout the area is so refreshing. This is an educational extension area for the Michigan State University. The area offers many wandering hiking trails. However, I would not recommend this for those needing walking assistance (.walkers, wheel chairs, etc.) .Admission is only $3 - probably the best $3 you have ever spent.
Written 28 August 2018
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Terry P
Naples9 contributions
Sep 2017
This is by far one of the most beautiful hidden gems Michigan has to offer. Lots of great hiking and beautiful gardens. A perfect place for a quiet day with nature
Written 27 August 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM