Michigan State University – Hidden Lake Gardens
Hidden Lake Gardens is a 755-acre botanical garden and arboretum, owned by Michigan State University. Located in the scenic Irish Hills near Tipton, Michigan, its natural areas include oak-hickory woodlands, a lake, and open meadows. The conservatory, hosta hillside garden, dwarf conifer collection, a demonstration garden, and arboretum display native plants and exotic species from around the world.
The Hosta Hillside features a significant collection of hosta donated and planted by the Michigan Hosta Society. More than 800 different cultivars are attractively arranged on a shaded hillside next to the lake. A cascading stream meanders through the garden and spills into a dark reflecting pool below. Dedicated as the Ralph H. (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside.
The mission of Hidden Lake Gardens is to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the garden and to display plants for the inspiration and education of the public.
Members help keep our gardens flourishing. When you become a Friend of Hidden Lake Gardens you help support the gardens in many ways. Friends help to finance new gardens and plant collections, renovate existing ones, and label the plants. Your support also helps us to educate adults and children who visit the gardens and maintain our facilities for year-round visitation.
For much additional information on Hidden Lake Gardens including how to become a member visit their website.