Hidden Lake Gardens : Events

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February

Start from Seed Class at the Tecumseh District Library

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Seed Starting 101

Celebrate Leap Day by leaping into spring with seed planting!

Have you always been disappointed by your efforts to grow your own vegetables from seed?  Does your seed turn out long necked and weak looking?  Do they fall over dead before you can even put them in the ground?  Find out the secrets of successful seed starting with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.

March

Spring Flower Bulb Show

March 9 - 24, 2024 | Tuesdays - Sundays | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Spring Flower Bulb Show 2023
Ready for spring? Come enjoy a spectacular showing of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, amaryllis and other spring flowers inside the conservatory.
 
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from March 9-24, closed on Mondays.
 
HLG entry fee gives access to all garden attractions, including bulb show in the conservatory.
 

Volunteer Fair

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers planting a tree.

Interested in volunteering at Hidden Lake Gardens? Stop in our Visitors Center and see how you can help HLG continue to grow! Learn more about the many volunteer and docent opportunities available. 

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our events, the Sky Walk, as well as all of our garden areas, including the Conservatory, Hosta Hillside, Harper Dwarf Conifer Collection, Demonstration (Gazebo) Garden, and Elardo Garden. Volunteers also help in the Gatehouse and Daffodil Gift Shop.

Learn more about specific volunteer postions and fill out a volunteer application at Volunteer Program | Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (msu.edu).

Nature Exploration:  Vernal Pools and Amphibians

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RRWC event flyer.
Join the River Raisin Watershed Council for some Saturday fun exploring vernal pools and amphibians at Hidden Lakes Gardens!
 
Little One's (Ages 0-4):  9am -9:30am
Family Fun (Ages 5-9): 10am-11:30am
Wild One's (Ages 10-14):  1pm-2:30pm
Adult (Ages 15+):  3pm-4:30pm
 
Registration Required, Register at: RiverRaisin.org/upcoming-events
 
Cost: $5 per Person or $10 per Family (up to 6 children accompanied by 1-2 adults)
Little Ones program is $5 per Child & Parent
 
Don’t let financial constraints prevent you from joining us for these events. Apply for a scholarship at: https://forms.gle/fP8Dd4DmGtHtaSMFA
 
Have any questions or concerns? Contact the RRWC Program Coordinator: Lydia Lopez at (517) 264-4754 or
waterstewardship@riverraisin.org.

April

Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adopt-a-Highway sign on M-50.

Assist the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens in picking up trash along the Highway M-50 corridor that fronts Hidden Lake Gardens. Anyone 12 years of age or older can participate. Children between ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Dress for the weather, including closed toe shoes/boots and work gloves. Pants and long-sleeves highly recommended. Meet in the main parking lot.

Earth Day Celebration Tree Planting at the Tecumseh District Library

Monday, April 22, 2024, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Scouts planting a tree.

Learn about the benefits of trees with Hidden Lake Gardens. Observe a tree planting ceremony with local scouts at Tecumseh District Library at 215 North Ottawa Street in Tecumseh, Michigan. The trees will be planted in memory of former Tecumseh Public Library staff member and local scout leader Jeannine M. Wikle. Each family will receive a tree seedling to take home.  Please meet in front of the library for the tree planting.

Questions?  Contact Chuck Harpst at the Tecumseh District Library at 517-423-2238 or call the HLG office at 517-431-2060.

Bonsai Courtyard Opens

Friday, April 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bonsai Courtyard at Hidden Lake Gardens.

Come see how art and science intersect with our bonsai collection as they return for public viewing fresh and invigorated after resting in their winter storage facility. The Bonsai Courtyard, attached to our Conservatory, will be open now for the season Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May

Hidden Lake Gardens Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Member Preview 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

General Sale 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Plants for sale.
One day only, Hidden Lake Gardens will host our annual plant sale beginning with a special preview for members of HLG from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
 
Come shop specially curated selections from Hidden Lake Gardens. For best selection, plan to arrive early as some varieties may sell out.

July

Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adopt-a-Highway sign on M-50.

Assist the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens in picking up trash along the Highway M-50 corridor that fronts Hidden Lake Gardens. Anyone 12 years of age or older can participate. Children between ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Dress for the weather, including closed toe shoes/boots and work gloves. Pants and long-sleeves highly recommended. Meet in the main parking lot.

September

Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up

Saturday, September 28, 2024, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adopt-a-Highway sign.

Assist the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens in picking up trash along the Highway M-50 corridor that fronts Hidden Lake Gardens. Anyone 12 years of age or older can participate. Children between ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Dress for the weather, including closed toe shoes/boots and work gloves. Pants and long-sleeves highly recommended. Meet in the main parking lot.

6214 Monroe Road (M-50)

Tipton, MI 49287

517-431-2060

hlg@msu.edu

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