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“Great view and relaxing garden, well maintained, good driving and hiking routes.”
Review of Hidden Lake Garden

Hidden Lake Garden
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tipton
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

The garden is a property of Michigan State University. First the ranger by the front gate is so friendly and very detailed to let you know what you will be encountered. They offer you a driving and hiking map for your reference. The view is excellent in autumn, great color and atmosphere.
We were told that it is very popular for wedding banquet there during summer. We can see why.
The view speaks for itself. Nice location when you want to have a quiet place to think, read and enjoy.

1  Thank Malihousa
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

It had been a few years since we have been to Hidden Lake Gardens and I must say the site has been updated and improved. The hiking trails have been updated and widened (but not the entire distance on the longer trails, just the beginning). To us, the hosta area next to the lake was new. The bonsai plants are no longer in wooded "cages". Seeing the bonsai plants alone is worth the trip. The 1 way drive through the woods is fantastic. Go during the week or you will find lots of traffic on the weekend. You must leave the gardens by 7 pm.

For $3 per person, this site is a great bargain to visit.

Thank michigan193
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Beautiful gardens to enjoy either by driving or walking and worth every cent of the small admission fee!

Thank Carla S
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Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

My family very much enjoyed the drive through the gardens and the walk around the conservatory. Small admission fee covers hours of driving, hiking, or simply strolling through the hundreds of acres of beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees. The hosta garden was particularly enjoyable as was the bonsai display. Staff was friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer any questions we had. You can certainly tell that they live their jobs. Wonderful place to visit if in the area.

1  Thank patraveler38
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Not too much to say that has not been said better already. Very nice, mid-sized park owned & operated by MSU. I found Hidden Lake Garden to be remarkably well maintained with excellent signage and just about everything you could really hope for in terms of exhibiting plants, trees and flowers. Real standouts were the hiiking trails and the conservatory with the bonsai tree collection, some of which were over 100 years old. Just driving around the grounds was actually quite nice

Go now while its still springtime. For a $3 entry fee, you can't really lose.

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