Hidden Lake Gardens was donated to Michigan State University in1945 by Harry A. Fee. Mr. Fee was an Adrian businessman whose family owned an electric company. With his generous endowment under the direction of MSU's Horticulture Department and later the Division of Campus Park and Planning, the Gardens have continued to develop with land acquisitions, construction of buildings, and the establishment of educational programs. The original 200 acres have grown to 755 acres! This includes a 120 acre arboretum that was begun in 1962 and consists of plant groups such as crabapples, lilacs, maples, evergreens, and shrubs.