Hidden Lake Gardens is a facility operated by Michigan State University. It is located in Tipton, Michigan about 80 miles from the main campus in East Lansing.

In 1981, Justin (Chubb) Harper donated 340 dwarf and rare conifers to Hidden Lake Gardens. Since then, the collection has grown to over 500 plants. It is now considered one of, if not THE, best such collection in the U.S.

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Dr Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside

This is one of those "hidden gems" in the horticultural garden world. It is located away from any major population center so it is not a place that people easily drop into unless you live nearby.

It is owned and operated by Michigan State University and contains the Herb and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside and the Harper Rare and Dwarf Conifer Collection as well as being an All America Display garden.

A visit to Hidden Lake Gardens is well worth the detour.

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