This was a big hit last year-- we had a great group and it was one of the best meetups of the year, in my opinion. That said, it was a little bit too early as many flowers were not out yet and the weeping willows didn't have all of their leaves. Hopefully a later date will increase our chances of finding more growth outside.
We will have great opportunities for macro shooters, B+W landscapes, color, infrared, or just regular straight shooting using your kit lens... film, digital, iPhone, Holga... bring your favorite camera(s) and you will find plenty of interesting things to shoot at Hidden Lake Gardens.
Spring will arrive eventually... let's check out Hidden Lake Gardens to see what they have going on in May!
755 acres of Gardens and Natural Areas
**I propose meeting at Hidden Lake Gardens when they open at 9AM.
Google says it is a 45 min. drive from the Starbuck's at Arborland (Washtenaw Ave., A2).
I will not be charging anything for the Shutterbugs for this meetup, but Hidden Lakes Gardens admission is $3.
Hidden Lake Gardens: Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, Michigan 49287
(Located on M-50
eight miles west
From the main parking lot next to their Conservatory, we will do a self-guided tour around some of the plants and around the main lake. There is an interesting stone wall by one of the roads, and there are pretty views of many trees as we make our way back to the Conservatory. If you enjoy shooting in conservatories, the ones at HLG might keep you busy for an hour or two-- it can be easy to lose yourself in there! And if it rains and people don't want to shoot outdoors, the Conservatory is a nice place to shoot and stay dry :)