General Information

The Secret Garden, a renowned gallery of fine art and handcrafts is located in Empire, Michigan (home of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore—Voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America").
We feature the work of more than 200 artists and craftspeople in a diverse collection of wall art, jewelry, pottery, wearables, ornaments, paper goods, home wares, and children's toys.

In our online store you will find a small selection of some of our most popular items. If you're looking for something in particular, please call!

Open daily May 1 — January 1.
July-August hours: 10-8 (Sun. 10-5)
Non-summer hours: 10-5

Closed January, February, March, and April.

The Secret Garden is a seasonal gallery of art and handcrafts from Michigan and the US. Located in a nineteenth-century storefront in Empire's financial district (i.e. next to the bank), The Secret Garden opened in 1988. It's owned by Bruce and Cynthia Taggart, who spend their off-seasons teaching music at Michigan State University.

10206 West Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

(231) 326-5428


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